- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): (both uncertain) /ˈspɪknəl/, /ˈspaɪk-/
- Hyphenation: spike‧nel
spikenel (plural spikenels)
- Rare spelling of .
- 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.