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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nard \Nard\ (n[aum]rd), n. [AS., fr. L. nardus, Gr. na`rdos; cf. Heb. n[^e]rd, Per. nard, Scr. nalada.] 1. (Bot.) An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery. [1913 Webster] 2. An ointment prepared partly from this plant. See Spikenard. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) A kind of grass (Nardus stricta) of little value, found in Europe and Asia. [1913 Webster]