Definition of ploughman's spikenard in English:

ploughman's spikenard

Line breaks: ploughman's spike|nard

noun

  • A European plant of the daisy family, with purple and yellow flower heads.
    • Inula conyzae, family Compositae
    More example sentences
    • The older herbalists considered Ploughman's Spikenard a good wound herb, and it was frequently taken in decoction for bruises, ruptures, inward wounds, pains in the side and difficulty of breathing.
    • Ploughman's Spikenard is a tall, but rather plain plant with purplish stems and dull yellow flowers.

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