Definition of nard in English:

nard

noun

  • The Himalayan spikenard.

    • ‘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".’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

nard

/närd//nɑrd/