Examples of nard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Principal notes included musk, ambergris, agarwood (the main ingredient to oud), camphor, and saffron, whereas secondary note ingredients included botanicals, herbs, and spices like nard, clove, sandalwood, and mace (no, not that mace, but a spice similar to nutmeg). Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 7 Oct. 2022

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Word History


Middle English narde, from Old English, from Latin nardus, from Greek nardos, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew nērd nard

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nard was before the 12th century

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“Nard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nard. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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