Examples from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for spikenard
Word Origin for spikenard
Word Origin and History 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.