What is nard?

What Does nard Mean

The term tuberose had a long etymological journey before reaching our language . The Hebrew nērd derived from the Sanskrit nālada , which became Greek as nárdos and finally arrived at Latin as nardus .

The concept can be used to refer to a vegetable that belongs to the family group of the liliaceae .
It is important to establish that tuberose is considered to originate specifically from the Himalayan area. Likewise, it is necessary to know that since ancient times it has been used in the production of perfumes.
This plant is characterized by its straight stem, its elongated leaves and its whitish flowers with an intense aroma. Due to the fragrance of their flowers, tuberose are often used in gardening and in the production of perfumes.

The tuberose is one of the species that are called nard. Also referred to as St. Joseph's rod , it develops in spikes with greenish leaves and clusters of cream or white flowers.
The spikenard or spikenard , meanwhile, is a native herb of India with an aromatic and perennial root . It is part of the Valerianáceas family and its scientific name is Nardostachys jatamansi .
The marine tuberose or crowned tuberose , on the other hand, is the Pancratium maritimum . This bulbous species, better known as the sea ​​lily , grows in coastal areas, establishing itself in dunes and sandy areas.
Without a doubt, one of the best known songs by the Spanish actress and singer Sara Montiel (1928 - 2013) is entitled precisely "Los Nardos". However, that song was released in 1931, it is part of the pasodoble genre and was composed by the musician Francisco Alonso and the lyricists Emilio González del Castillo and José Muñoz Román.
Specifically, it was presented as part of the musical magazine "Las Leandras", which tells the story of a young woman who hides from her family that she works as an artist, specifically as a magazine star. Therefore, before the unexpected visit of her uncle, and with the collaboration of her boyfriend and her co-workers, she will pretend to be in charge of a girls' school.
Celia Gámez or Laura Pinillos were some of the first artists to sing this composition. However, it was Sara Montiel who gave it a great boost by playing it in the 1961 film “Sin of love”.
Other singers who have covered "Los Nardos" are Paloma San Basilio, Rocío Dúrcal, Esperanza Roy, María José Cantudo or Concha Velasco, among others.
In Italy , there is a city called Nardò . It belongs to the province of Lecce , in the Apulia region , and has more than 31,000 inhabitants.

Also, you have to know that there is a shade of gray that responds to the name of tuberose gray.
Finally, Nardo is a name and a surname. In this context we can mention Nardo di Cione (an Italian architect, sculptor and painter born in 1320 and died in 1366) and Giovanni Domenico Nardo (a botanist, doctor and naturalist who was born in 1802 and died in 1877).

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