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nec·tar

 (nĕk′tər)
n.
1. A sweet liquid that many plants secrete from specialized structures, often inside flowers, where it serves to attract pollinators such as certain insects and birds. Bees use nectar to make honey.
2. Greek & Roman Mythology The drink of the gods.
3.
a. A beverage containing fruit juice or purée.
b. A delicious or invigorating drink.

[Latin, from Greek nektar, drink of the gods; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]

nec′tar·ous adj.
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nectar

(ˈnɛktə)
n
1. (Botany) a sugary fluid produced in the nectaries of plants and collected by bees and other animals
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth the drink of the gods. Compare ambrosia1
3. any delicious drink, esp a sweet one
4. something very pleasant or welcome: your words are nectar to me.
5. (Cookery) chiefly
a. the undiluted juice of a fruit
b. a mixture of fruit juices
[C16: via Latin from Greek néktar, perhaps nek- death (related to nekros corpse) + -tar, related to Sanskrit tarati he overcomes; compare Latin nex death and trans across]
nectareous, ˈnectarous adj
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nec•tar

(ˈnɛk tər)

n.
1. the saccharine secretion of a plant, which attracts the insects or birds that pollinate the flower.
2. the juice of a fruit, esp. when not diluted, or a blend of fruit juices.
3. (in Greek myth) the life-giving drink of the gods.
4. any delicious drink.
[1545–55; < Latin < Greek néktar]
nec′tar•like`, adj.
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nec·tar

(nĕk′tər)
A sweet liquid secreted by certain flowers that is consumed by pollinating insects and birds and is gathered by bees to make honey.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nectar - a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinatorsnectar - a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
2.nectar - fruit juice especially when undiluted
fruit crush, fruit juice - drink produced by squeezing or crushing fruit
3.nectar - (classical mythology) the food and drink of the godsnectar - (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
dainty, goody, kickshaw, treat, delicacy - something considered choice to eat
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
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Translations
رَحيقمَشْروب حُلو، شَراب الآلِهَه
nektar
nektarsaftevandgudedrik
linnunmaitomehumesinektari
nektárvirágmézistenek itala
gómsætur drykkurhunangslögur
nektaras
nektārs
nektár
bal özülezzetli içkinektar

nectar

[ˈnektəʳ] Nnéctar m
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nectar

[ˈnɛktər] nnectar m
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nectar

n (lit, fig)Nektar m
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nectar

[ˈnɛktəʳ] nnettare m
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nectar

(ˈnektə) noun
1. the sweet liquid collected by bees to make honey.
2. a delicious drink.
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References in periodicals archive ?
1 mm diam.; petiole 5-18 mm long, slightly smaller or equal to rachis; 1 extrafloral nectary, vinaceous to purple, stipitate, pyramidal, located on the rachis between the proximal pair of leaflets, 1.5-2.5 mm long; rachis 4-8 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 2 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface puberulous, abaxial surface villose, ovate to elliptic, 13-32 X 6-15 mm, apex rounded to acute, base oblique, venation penninervous.
Effect of herbivore deterrence by ants on the fruit set of an extrafloral nectary plant, Qualea multiflora (Vochysiaceae).