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spikenard

spike·nard

spikenard

pronunciation:
spaIk nard [or] spaIk nrd
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an aromatic plant, native to East India, that bears purplish flowers.
definition 2: an ointment obtained from this plant, used in ancient times.
definition 3: any of various plants, esp. one found in North America that has an aromatic root and bears clusters of small greenish white flowers.