nards

nard

[nahrd]
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; Middle English narde < Latin nardus < Greek nárdos < Semitic; compare Hebrew nērd

nardine [nahr-din, -dahyn] , adjective
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nard (nɑːd)
 
n
1.  spikenard another name for spikenard
2.  any of several plants, such as certain valerians, whose aromatic roots were formerly used in medicine
 
[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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nards definition


  1. n.
    the testicles; the (male) genitals. (See also nads. Probably from gonads.) : Yeouch! Right in the nards!
  2. n.
    courage; bravado; balls. : That guy has nards!
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