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nectary

[nek-tuh-ree] /ˈnɛk tə ri/
noun, plural nectaries.
1.
Botany. an organ or part that secretes nectar.
2.
Entomology. a cornicle (formerly thought to secrete honeydew).
Origin of nectary
1590-1600
1590-1600; < New Latin nectarium. See nectar, -y3
Related forms
nectaried, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nectary

nectary

/ˈnɛktərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
any of various glandular structures secreting nectar that occur in the flowers, leaves, stipules, etc, of a plant
2.
any of the abdominal tubes in aphids through which honeydew is secreted
Derived Forms
nectarial (nɛkˈtɛərɪəl) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin nectarium, from nectar
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