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 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]


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  • Aralia racemosa — life of man life of man n. An unarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant ({Aralia racemosa}) distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; it grows from Southeastern North America to Mexico. Syn: American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Aralia racemosa — ID 5347 Symbol Key ARRA Common Name American spikenard Family Araliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Aralia racemosa — noun unarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; southeastern North America to Mexico • Syn: ↑American spikenard, ↑petty morel, ↑life of man • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aralia racemosa ssp. racemosa — ID 5350 Symbol Key ARRAR Common Name American spikenard Family Araliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Aralia racemosa ssp. bicrenata — ID 5348 Symbol Key ARRAB2 Common Name American spikenard Family Araliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AZ, CO, NM, TX, UT Growth Habit Subshrub, Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Aralia racemosa L. ssp. racemosa — Symbol ARRAR Common Name American spikenard Botanical Family Araliaceae …   Scientific plant list

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