an aromatic Himalayan plant, believed to be the spikenard, Nardostachys jatamansi, the source of an ointment used by the ancients.
another name for spikenard (sense 1), spikenard (sense 2)
any of several plants, such as certain valerians, whose aromatic roots were formerly used in medicine
late 14c., from Old French narde (Modern French nard), from Latin nardus, from Greek nardos, of Eastern origin (cf. Hebrew ner’d, plural n’radim; Arabic and Persian nardin, Sanskrit narada, nalada, name of an aromatic balsam).
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[nair-eez] /ˈnɛər iz/ plural noun, singular naris [nair-is] /ˈnɛər ɪs/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the nostrils or the nasal passages. /ˈnɛəriːz/ plural noun (sing) naris (ˈnɛərɪs) 1. (anatomy) the nostrils n. “nostrils,” 1690s, from Latin nares, plural of naris “nostril,” from PIE root *nas- (see nose (n.)).
[nah-ref] /ˈnɑ rɛf/ noun 1. a river in NE Poland, flowing S and SW into the Bug River: battle 1915. 290 miles (465 km) long.
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