from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See spikenard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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!
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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. A kind of grass (Nardus stricta) of little value, found in Europe and Asia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To anoint with nard.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an aromatic ointment used in antiquity
The word nard, is Hebrew from the word nerad; and the word spikenard is
Ménard is one of Canada's first openly gay MPs, he has an extremely progressive voting record and has been an outspoken advocate on anti-poverty issues.
Theophylact, Matthew 26: 2: Or as is said in Greek, of pistic nard, that is, faithful, because the ointment of the nard was made faithfully and without counterfeit.
It is called pistic nard, that is, faithful and precious.
Song of Songs, 1-8: “While the king was on his couch, my nard gave forth its fragrance.”
Â Hercules taunts Thor that he needs to “live up” to the legacy of Hercules, and Thor responds with a nard shot worthy of Ric Flair himself, followed by a wedgie of steel.
It clears all the accumulated nard down there and releses energy, so that I can be creative again.
I fear anything that can bite my in one specific nard.
Coming out of retirement in France's Medoc region, De-nard replayed the plan he devised in 1978, when he went ashore from a rusty freighter.
No one knows what De-nard was paid, or whether he will regain his lucrative old sinecure - overseeing tourism.