Nard (?), n. [AS., fr. L. nardus, Gr. ; cf. Heb. nerd, Per. nard, Scr. nalada.]

1. Bot.

An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery.

2. An ointment prepared partly from this plant. See Spikenard.

3. Bot.

A kind of grass (Nardus stricta) of little value, found in Europe and Asia.


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