an aromatic Himalayan plant, believed to be the spikenard, Nardostachys jatamansi, the source of an ointment used by the ancients.
- nar·dine [nahr-din, -dahyn], /ˈnɑr dɪn, -daɪn/, adjective
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How to use nard in a sentence
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At Palermo you boasted you loved to talk with a foe over two sword-blades; Syrian nard softens your courage and your arm.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
"The warmth of thy garments hath a goodlier smell than myrrh, than nard," he is saying, avidly touching her ear with his lips.Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity | Alexandre Kuprin
By subtle means, insidious as the breath of nard, corruption of primeval sin was spread from race to race.The Orchard of Tears | Sax Rohmer
Everywhere was given out the odor of nard, to which Vinicius had grown used, and which he had learned to love in the Orient.Quo Vadis | Henryk Sienkiewicz
And he smelled the smoke of nard and soltziphal burning in the cressets of the servants of Tishnar.The Three Mulla-mulgars | Walter De La Mare
British Dictionary definitions for nard
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