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- n. The ointment nard.
- n. The plant nard.
- n. Mat-grass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the order Gramineæ and the tribe Hordeæ, known by the absence of the empty glumes and of the stalklet beyond the flower. There is but one species, See mat-grass, 2.
From Latin nardus, from Ancient Greek νάρδος. (Wiktionary)