spignet
Spikenard Spike"nard, n.[For spiked nard; cf. G. spieknarde, NL. spica nardi. See {Spike} an ear, and {Nard}.] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant. In the United States it is the {Aralia racemosa}, often called {spignet}, and used as a medicine. The spikenard of the ancients is the {Nardostachys Jatamansi}, a native of the Himalayan region. From its blackish roots a perfume for the hair is still prepared in India. [1913 Webster]

2. A fragrant essential oil, as that from the {Nardostachys Jatamansi}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Spignet — Spig net, n. [Corrupted fr. spikenard.] (Bot.) An aromatic plant of America. See {Spikenard}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spignet — spig·net …   English syllables

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  • Aralia racemosa — Spikenard Spike nard, n.[For spiked nard; cf. G. spieknarde, NL. spica nardi. See {Spike} an ear, and {Nard}.] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant. In the United States it is the {Aralia racemosa}, often called {spignet}, and used as a medicine. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nardostachys Jatamansi — Spikenard Spike nard, n.[For spiked nard; cf. G. spieknarde, NL. spica nardi. See {Spike} an ear, and {Nard}.] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant. In the United States it is the {Aralia racemosa}, often called {spignet}, and used as a medicine. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nardostachys Jatamansi — Spikenard Spike nard, n.[For spiked nard; cf. G. spieknarde, NL. spica nardi. See {Spike} an ear, and {Nard}.] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant. In the United States it is the {Aralia racemosa}, often called {spignet}, and used as a medicine. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spikenard — Spike nard, n.[For spiked nard; cf. G. spieknarde, NL. spica nardi. See {Spike} an ear, and {Nard}.] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant. In the United States it is the {Aralia racemosa}, often called {spignet}, and used as a medicine. The spikenard of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spignut — noun see spignet …   Useful english dictionary

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