- 1 [mass noun] • historical A costly perfumed ointment much valued in ancient times.More example sentences
- Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
- Note the reference to spikenard in the Song of Solomon and in the Gospels.
- A daily glass of konditon, strong in spikenard, was recommended in March: anise wine was appropriate for April.
- 2The Himalayan plant of the valerian family that produces the rhizome from which spikenard was prepared. See also ploughman's spikenard.
- Nardostachys grandiflora, family Valerianaceae
More definitions of spikenardDefinition of spikenard in:
- The US English dictionary