\nˈɑːdəs ˈɪndɪkə], \nˈɑːdəs ˈɪndɪkə], \n_ˈɑː_d_ə_s ˈɪ_n_d_ɪ_k_ə]\
Definitions of NARDUS INDICA
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The root of this plant is one of the ingredients in the mithridate and theriaca. It is moderately warm and pungent, and has a flavour by no means disagreeable. It is used by the Orientals as a spice:- (F.) An ointment was formerly used. It was prepared of Nard, Malabathrum leaves, Oil of worms, Costus, Amomum, Myrrh, &c., and was used as a detergent.
By Robley Dunglison
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- genus of Central and South American crested partridges resembling quails; sometimes placed in a distinct subfamily or isolated family