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spikenard (n.)

mid-14c., "aromatic substance from an Indian plant, famous perfumed unguent of the ancients," from Medieval Latin spica nardi (see spike (n.2)), rendering Greek nardou stakhys, in which the other element probably ultimately from Sanskrit nalada-, the name of the plant.

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Definitions of spikenard from WordNet

spikenard (n.)
an aromatic ointment used in antiquity;
Synonyms: nard
From wordnet.princeton.edu

Dictionary entries near spikenard

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