‘Nard’ (N ardastachys Jatamansi) is a plant mentioned in the Atharvaveda, in the Aitareya and the śāñkhāyana Aranyakas (where it is mentioned as used for a garland), as well as in the Sūtras. In the Atharvaveda the feminine form of the word, Naladī, occurs as the name of an Apsaras, or celestial nymph.
noun (masculine neuter) Indian spikenard (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Nardostachys Jatamansi (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the blossom of Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the honey or nectar of a flower (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the root of Andropogon Muricatus (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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