Definition of nard in English:

nard

noun

  • The Himalayan spikenard (plant).

    • ‘Though nard is now rare on the shelves of the western perfumer, its name stood for centuries as an evocation of the perfume of the lost Garden of Eden.’
    • ‘As with kinamon, it also appears in Shir HaShirim, originates in India and gave its name to the same spice in English - in this case "nard" or "spikenard".’

Origin

Late Old English, via Latin from Greek nardos; related to Sanskrit nalada, narada.

Pronunciation

nard

/nɑːd/