(comparative more nectareous, superlative most nectareous)
- Alternative form of nectarous.
Variant of nectar
- 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 of nectarClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek nektar ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps base of necros, dead body (see necro-) + tar, who overcomes (akin to Sanskrit tarati, he overcomes): hence, death-overcoming: the drink was held to confer immortality