nectarean

nectareous

[nek-tair-ee-uhs]
adjective
Also, nectarean.


Origin:
1700–10; < Latin nectareus of, belonging to nectar < Greek nektáreos like nectar, divinely fragrant, equivalent to néktar nectar + -eos adj. suffix; see -eous

nectareously, adverb
nectareousness, noun
unnectareous, adjective
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nectarous

[nek-ter-uhs]
adjective
1.
of the nature of or resembling nectar.
2.
delicious or sweet.
Also, nectareous, nectarean.


Origin:
1660–70; nectar + -ous

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