spikenard: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (spīk'nurd, -närd), [key]
- an aromatic, Indian plant, Nardostachys jatamansi, of the valerian family, believed to be the nard of the ancients.
- an aromatic substance used by the ancients, supposed to be obtained from this plant.
- any of various other plants, esp. an American plant, Aralia racemosa, of the ginseng family, having an aromatic root.
- spikenard (Thesaurus)