Spikenard

Definition of Spikenard

Spike´nard
n.1.(Bot.) An aromatic plant. In the United States it is the Aralia racemosa, often called spignet, and used as a medicine. The spikenard of the ancients is the Nardostachys Jatamansi, a native of the Himalayan region. From its blackish roots a perfume for the hair is still prepared in India.
2.A fragrant essential oil, as that from the Nardostachys Jatamansi.

Related Words

cream, emollient, nard, ointment
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