This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[L. spica, an ear of corn.] A piece of pointed iron or an ear of corn.-Oil of spike is a colorless or yellowish aromatic oil from broad-leaved lavender, used as varnish and as medicine.
© 2007-2021 StasoSphere.com