spikenel (plural spikenels)

  1. Rare spelling of spignel.
    • 1726, N[athan] Bailey, “MEW”, in An Universal Etymological English Dictionary: [], 3rd edition, London: Printed for J. Darby, [], OCLC 863527253, column 1:
      MEW, the Herb call'd alſo Spikenel and wild Dill.
    • 1889 April 10, W. A. Morris, “On Beri-beri”, in Transactions of the Epidemiological Society of London, volume VIII (New Series), London: Shaw and Sons, [], OCLC 1157496415, page 112:
      A mixture of many articles is given by the natives, and known as "Treak Farook", or "Theriaca Andromachi". [] Poly mountain, ground pine, storax in tear, spikenel, amomum, valerian, Celtic spikenard, sealed earth, Indian leaf, gentian, aniseed, balsam, gum arabic, cardamoms, flowers St. John's wort.
    • 2015, Penelope Wilcock, chapter 5, in The Beautiful Thread (The Hawk & the Dove Series), Oxford, Oxfordshire: Lion Fiction, Lion Hudson, published 2016, →ISBN, page 140:
      You pluck a goose while it yet lives, then you butter and lard it well. A duck will do, but there's more meat on a goose. You set it within a ring of fires, supplied with a bowl of water with salt and spikenel in it.