1 [mass noun] historical A costly perfumed ointment much valued in ancient times.
- 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.
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