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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.
Results revealed that essential oils viz. Cymbopogan martinii martinii var. Sofia (palmarosa), Cymbopogan citratus (lemon grass) and Cymbopogan nardus (citronella) oils are as effective as chemical base oil namely mylol.
Citronella grass (Cymbopogon nardus) is another vetiver relative that has some of the vital properties for a barrier hedge.
However, if the farmer is more interested in essential oils rather than livestock, he can plant citronella (Cymbopogon nardus Jowitt) and lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapt).
Other plants giving satisfactory yields on saline alkaline soil included Matricaria chamomilla, Vetiveria zizanioides, Cymbopogon nardus and C. winterianus (for citronella oil), Tagetes minuta, Ocimum kilimandscharicum, and Anethum graveolens (English dill).
In Pliny's time blossoms of the nardus sold for a hundred
The larger grasses, as the bamboo, the canna, the nardus, assume a stately growth, and thrive in peculiar luxuriance.
Dum esset rex in accubitu suo, nardus mea dedit odorem suavitatis.
Choir in accubitu suo, nardus mea dedit odorem suavitatis.
And it is said of leos, that is, people, and of nardus, that is, a herb sweet smelling, for by the odour of good fame he drew the people to him, and by the odour of good renomee.
Bernard is said of ber, that is, a pit or well, and nardus, which, as the gloss saith upon Cantica, is an humble herb and of hot nature and well smelling.
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