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nectar

noun nec·tar \ˈnek-tər\

: the drink that the Greek and Roman gods drank

: a thick juice made from a particular fruit

: a sweet liquid produced by plants and used by bees in making honey

Full Definition of NECTAR

1
a :  the drink of the Greek and Roman gods
b :  something delicious to drink
c :  a beverage of fruit juice and pulp <apricot nectar>
2
:  a sweet liquid that is secreted by the nectaries of a plant and is the chief raw material of honey
nec·tar·ous \-t(ə-)rəs\ adjective

Origin of NECTAR

Latin, from Greek nektar
First Known Use: 1555

Rhymes with NECTAR

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