Origin of spikenard
Examples from the Web for spikenard
Historical Examples of spikenard
Cumfrey and Spikenard are so well known that they need no describing.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
Spikenard and myrabolans from the province of Columbaia , 600 leagues from Calicut.
The Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) belongs to the natural order Valerianace.The Romance of Plant Life
G. F. Scott Elliot
Word Origin for spikenard
mid-14c., "aromatic substance from an Indian plant," from Medieval Latin spica nardi (see spike (n.2)), rendering Greek nardou stakhys; the second element probably ultimately from Sanskrit nalada-, the name of the plant.