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a.1.Of, pertaining to, containing, or resembling nectar; delicious; nectarean.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
She consented that the village maiden should manufacture yeast, both liquid and in cakes; and should brew a certain kind of beer, nectareous to the palate, and of rare stomachic virtues; and, moreover, should bake and exhibit for sale some little spice-cakes, which whosoever tasted would longingly desire to taste again.
A 2012 web article promoting Cyprian wines published--or plagiarized--by Rebecca Gibb (it is actually written by Rose Sneyd) identifies Boyd's wine as probably Commandaria: a "fortified, darkly colored dessert wine," about "28 percent abv in Victorian times." (65) Little wonder a second "nectareous" bottle sent by Boyd was "so fit for the gods" that it made EBB "feverish" (BC 10: 196).
And so, in the ever increasing decibel environment one sits trying to assimilate a passage on Alexander Pope and wonder what he means by "Annual for me, the grape, the rose renew/The juice nectareous, and the balmy dew/For me, the mine a thousand treasures brings/For me, health gushes from a thousand springs/Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise/My foot-stool earth, my canopy the skies."