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Nard vs. Oil

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  • Nard (noun)

    , a flowering plant of the valerian family that grows in the Himalayas, used as a perfume, an incense, a sedative, and an herbal medicine.

  • Nard (noun)

    A fragrant oil from the plant, formerly much prized.

  • Nard (noun)

    (ver=190203), a North American perennial herb with an aromatic root.

  • Nard (noun)

    Testicles.

    "The soccer ball hit me right in the nards!"

  • Oil (noun)

    Liquid fat.

  • Oil (noun)

    Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.

  • Oil (noun)

    An oil painting.

  • Oil (verb)

    To lubricate with oil.

  • Oil (verb)

    To grease with oil for cooking.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Nard (noun)

    An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery.

  • Nard (noun)

    An ointment prepared partly from this plant. See Spikenard.

  • Nard (noun)

    A kind of grass (Nardus stricta) of little value, found in Europe and Asia.

  • Oil (noun)

    Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc. They are of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin and of varied composition, and they are variously used for food, for solvents, for anointing, lubrication, illumination, etc. By extension, any substance of an oily consistency; as, oil of vitriol.

  • Oil

    To smear or rub over with oil; to lubricate with oil; to anoint with oil.

Webster Dictionary
  • Nard (noun)

    an aromatic ointment used in antiquity

  • Oil (noun)

    a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water

  • Oil (noun)

    oil paint used by an artist

  • Oil (noun)

    any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants

  • Oil (verb)

    cover with oil, as if by rubbing;

    "oil the wooden surface"

  • Oil (verb)

    administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

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