nectareous

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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nectar (ˈnɛktə)
 
n
1.  a sugary fluid produced in the nectaries of plants and collected by bees and other animals
2.  classical myth Compare ambrosia the drink of the gods
3.  any delicious drink, esp a sweet one
4.  something very pleasant or welcome: your words are nectar to me
5.  chiefly (US)
 a.  the undiluted juice of a fruit
 b.  a mixture of fruit juices
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek néktar, perhaps nek- death (related to nekros corpse) + -tar, related to Sanskrit tarati he overcomes; compare Latin nex death and trans across]
 
nectareous
 
adj
 
'nectarous
 
adj

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