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spikenard (plural spikenards)

  1. A perfumed ointment.
  2. The plant, Nardostachys grandiflora, from which the ointment comes.
    • :
      A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices
  3. Nard, Lavandula stoechas, another species used in antiquity to produce an aromatic oil.
  4. All plants of Aralia, a genus of Araliaceae family;
  5. False spikenard, or wild spikenard, plant species from the Smilacina genus
  6. Ploughman's-spikenard (Inula conyza).
  7. Wild spikenard (Asarum europaeum).

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