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nard

[nahrd] /nɑrd/
noun
1.
an aromatic Himalayan plant, believed to be the spikenard, Nardostachys jatamansi, the source of an ointment used by the ancients.
2.
the ointment.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English narde < Latin nardus < Greek nárdos < Semitic; compare Hebrew nērd
Related forms
nardine
[nahr-din, -dahyn] /ˈnɑr dɪn, -daɪn/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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nard

/nɑːd/
noun
1.
another name for spikenard (sense 1), spikenard (sense 2)
2.
any of several plants, such as certain valerians, whose aromatic roots were formerly used in medicine
Word Origin
C14: via Latin from Greek nárdos, perhaps ultimately from Sanskrit nalada Indian spikenard, perhaps via Semitic (Hebrew nēr'd, Arabic nārdīn)
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