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n. pl. nec·ta·ries
A nectar-secreting structure located either within a flower or on a leaf or other part of a plant.

[New Latin nectārium, from nectar.]

nec·tar′i·al (-târ′ē-əl) adj.
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n, pl -ries
1. (Botany) any of various glandular structures secreting nectar that occur in the flowers, leaves, stipules, etc, of a plant
2. (Zoology) any of the abdominal tubes in aphids through which honeydew is secreted
[C18: from New Latin nectarium, from nectar]
nectarial adj
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(ˈnɛk tə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
an organ or part of a plant that secretes nectar.
[1590–1600; < New Latin nectarium. See nectar, -y3]
nec′ta•ried, adj.
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Noun1.nectary - a gland (often a protuberance or depression) that secretes nectarnectary - a gland (often a protuberance or depression) that secretes nectar
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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References in classic literature ?
Those individual flowers which had the largest glands or nectaries, and which excreted most nectar, would be oftenest visited by insects, and would be oftenest crossed; and so in the long-run would gain the upper hand.
Moreover, it has 5-15 pairs of oblongelliptical, obovate or suborbiculate leaflets with extrafloral nectaries present between all pairs of leaflets.
maculata forage for dill pollen and nectar because its plants have exposed stamens and nectaries in umbel-type flowers, granting easy access to these individuals, while the flowers of coriander plants, despite being of the same type, have partially hidden nectaries by other parts of the flowers, possibly making them less attractive to C.
The first present five stamens and a nonfunctional style surrounded by nectaries. In turn, hermaphrodite flowers have a three lobed stigma surrounded by the nectary and inferior ovary and three anthers toward the outside of the flower, preventing self-pollination (DELAPLANE; MAYER, 2005).
It differs by having corolla entirely white and red-violet veins, deltoid shaped nectaries, crown of 9 mm on diam.
Leaf extract oral nectaries enhance biological control of a key economic pest Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in peach (Rosales: Rosaceae).
dinectrianum Shukla (1958) with two stalked nectaries. The validity of the these names needs to be established.
Flowers conforming to this type usually possess large, white, pink, red, yellow or blue, narrow, tubular flowers with deep nectaries with often yellow rings or other markings on the petals which function as nectar guides.
2009), extra floral nectaries were also mostly frequent on the leaf margins (Rezende 1998).