Nard

Nard

(nrd), n. [AS., fr. L. nardus, Gr. na`rdos; cf. Heb. nrd, Per. nard, Scr. nalada.] 1. (Bot.) An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery.
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2. An ointment prepared partly from this plant. See Spikenard.
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3. (Bot.) A kind of grass (Nardus stricta) of little value, found in Europe and Asia.
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