Definition for ASP'IC

ASP'IC, n.

A plant growing in France, a species of lavender, which it resembles in the blue color of its flowers, and in the figure and green color of its leaves. It is called male-lavender, spica nardi, and pseudo-nardus. The oil of this plant is used by painters, farriers and other artificers. It is very inflammable, of a white color, and aromatic; and it is almost the only dissolvent of sandarac. – Nicholson. Fourcroy.

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