Definition of nectar in English:

nectar

Syllabification: nec·tar
Pronunciation: /ˈnektər
 
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noun

  • 1A sugary fluid secreted by plants, especially within flowers to encourage pollination by insects and other animals. It is collected by bees to make into honey.
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    • The number of flowers per inflorescence and the volume of nectar secreted per flower were not correlated.
    • Flowers offering both nectar and pollen were, as expected, pollinated by diverse small insects, including small bees.
    • The mistletoe usually ceases to produce nectar within the flower once it is opened, thereby encouraging birds to concentrate on opening new flowers rather than revisiting old ones.
  • 2(In Greek and Roman mythology) the drink of the gods.
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    • So they have a special drink called nectar, and they eat food which is ambrosia, which is immortal.
    • Ambrosia, nectar, soma, these swill through our myths and histories
    • The thirst that from the soul doth rise, doth ask a drink divine, but might I of Jove's nectar cup, I will not change for thine.
  • 2.1A delicious drink: the cold beer at the pub was nectar
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    • The Hot & Sour Chicken Soup served in a coconut at 32 yuan is appealing and a spoon is necessary to get every drop of the delicious nectar.
    • In my euphoric state it tasted of nectar, crisp, cool, subtle, delicious.
    • The industry fills a staggering 50 million-plus bottles of the amber nectar every year.
  • 2.2North American A thick fruit juice: peach nectar
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    • With technological advancements, mangoes are processed into juice, nectar, squash, pulp, jam, and what not.
    • I'm used to Emily saying things like that, so I don't take any notice, just nod and pick up a bottle of peach nectar off the shelf, slosh it around, wrinkle my nose.
    • She put it down and grabbed the peach nectar, putting it back into the fridge and returning the vodka to the cabinet, removing the evidence.

Derivatives

nectarean

Pronunciation: /nekˈte(ə)rēən/
adjective
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  • O my merciful Lord Chaitanya, may the nectarean Ganges waters of Your transcendental activities flow on the surface of my desert-like tongue.
  • The wise men, the great sages and pure devotees, are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-gita.
  • I shall take the nectarean water that has washed the lotus feet of such a devotee and carry it on my head.

nectareous

Pronunciation: /nekˈte(ə)rēəs/
adjective
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  • There's definitely a great round-up of delicious, ambrosial and nectareous recipes for all of us to try!
  • The 1998 vintage is particularly well balance and has a long nectareous after taste.
  • He had never tasted such delicious, scrumptious, crispy, luscious, delectable, exquisite, ambrosial, nectareous, yummy lettuce in aaaaaaall of his life.

nectarous

adjective
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  • A nectarous glass of iced coffee on the terrace of the Taverna Dionysus, and I took the road to Chora Sfakion.
  • At the pinnacle of Australian sweet wines, however, are the nectarous Liqueur Muscats and Tokays.
  • Fresh milk from the cow carries the slightest hint of her sweet scent; it is nectarous on the tongue, and fills the mouth with a soft buttery finish.

Origin

mid 16th century (sense 2): via Latin from Greek nektar.

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