American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See spikenard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant: same as spikenard. See Nardostachys.
- n. An aromatic unguent prepared from this plant.
- n. Same as mat-grass, 2. See also Nardus.
- n. A European plant, Valeriana Celtica, formerly used in medicine; also, one of other species of valerian.
- To anoint with nard.
- n. A flowering plant of the Valerian family that grows in the Himalayas of China, used as a perfume, an incense, a sedative, and an herbal medicine said to fight insomnia, flatulence, birth difficulties, and other minor ailments.
- n. A fragrant oil formerly much prized from the plant.
- n. American 1980s slang word for testicles, equivalent to balls or nuts. Example: The soccer ball hit me right in the nards!
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery.
- n. An ointment prepared partly from this plant. See Spikenard.
- n. (Bot.) A kind of grass (Nardus stricta) of little value, found in Europe and Asia.
- n. an aromatic ointment used in antiquity
- From Middle English narde, from Latin nardus, from Ancient Greek νάρδος (nárdos), ultimately from Sanskrit नरद (nárada, "Indian spikenard"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English narde, from Old French, from Latin nardus, from Greek nardos, probably ultimately from Sanskrit naladam, Indian spikenard. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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