Legend has it that Alexander the Great enjoyed ancient sno-cones as well; his were flavored with honey and nectar.
Then, as if succumbing to the charms of its nectar, the novel becomes more extravagant as it progresses.
She bears to his lips the golden goblet, filled with the nectar of the gods.
It was nectar—it was happiness—it was life—though he could have drunk ten times the amount!
nectar when she turns towards thee: poison when she turns away?
In order to reach this nectar the insect must hang to the bulky blossom.
He stayed, however, quite a long time; and the other deities soon contracted the habit of taking their nectar into the library.
Pollen and nectar are needed to prepare food for the young bees.
Kay Robinson extends this explanation to the shape, the scent, and the nectar of flowers.
Do you remember telling me you could see no nectar in your Rhexia?
1550s, from Latin nectar, from Greek nektar, name of the drink of the gods, which is said to be a compound of nek- "death" (see necro-) + -tar "overcoming," from PIE *tere- "to cross over, pass through, overcome." Meaning "sweet liquid in flowers" first recorded c.1600.
A sweet liquid secreted by plants as food to attract animals that will benefit them. Many flowers produce nectar to attract pollinating insects, birds, and bats. Bees collect nectar to make into honey. Nectar is produced in structures called nectaries. Some plants have nectaries located elsewhere, outside the flower. These provide a food source for animals such as ants which in turn defend the plant from harmful insects. Nectar consists primarily of water and varying concentrations of many different sugars, including fructose, glucose, and sucrose.