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Definition of "nectar" []

  • A sweet liquid secreted by flowers of various plants, consumed by pollinators, such as hummingbirds and insects, and gathered by bees for making honey. (noun)
  • Greek & Roman Mythology The drink of the gods. (noun)
  • A delicious or invigorating drink. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nectar" in a sentence
  • "Detecting poisons in nectar is an odour-ous task for honeybees"
  • "-- The term nectar was used by the early Greeks to mean the drink of the gods."
  • ""I suppose this is what they call nectar and ambrosia," said Magnus."