American spikenard

noun

Definition of American spikenard

: spikenard sense 2a On the moss-covered boulder at the edge of the creek was a handsome American spikenard, a perennial that grows in similar habitats in the eastern United States.— Robert H. Mohlenbrock, Natural History, March 1989

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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“American spikenard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20spikenard. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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