nectar definition

  • noun:
    • A sweet liquid released by flowers of numerous plants, used by pollinators, including hummingbirds and bugs, and collected by bees to make honey.
    • Greek & Roman Mythology The drink of gods.
    • A delicious or invigorating drink.
    • The beverage regarding the gods (as ambrosia ended up being their particular meals); hence, any tasty or inspiring beverage.
    • A sweetish secretion of flowers that bees make honey.
    • In traditional mythology, the beverage or wine associated with Olympian gods, poured aside for them by Hebe and Ganymede, the cupbearers of Zeus.
    • For this reason, any delicious and salubrious drink.
    • In botany, the honey of a flower; the superfluous saccharine matter remaining following the stamens and pistils have eaten all that they require.
    • fruit juice particularly when undiluted
    • (ancient mythology) the food and beverage associated with gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
    • a sweet liquid release that is appealing to pollinators

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