nectar definition by Webster's New World
- Gr. & Rom. Myth. the drink of the gods
- any very delicious beverage
- Bot. the sweetish liquid in many flowers, used by bees for the making of honey
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek nektar ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps base of necros, dead body (see necro-) plush tar, who overcomes (akin to Sanskrit tarati, he overcomes): hence, death-overcoming: the drink was held to confer immortality
nectar definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A sweet liquid secreted by flowers of various plants, consumed by pollinators, such as hummingbirds and insects, and gathered by bees for making honey.
- Greek & Roman Mythology The drink of the gods.
- A delicious or invigorating drink.
Origin: Latin, from Greek nektar, drink of the gods; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots.
- necˈtar·ous adjective
nectar - Science Definition