1. A sweet liquid that many plants secrete from specialized structures, often inside flowers, where it serves to attract pollinators such as certain insects and birds. Bees use nectar to make honey.
2. Greek & Roman Mythology The drink of the gods.
a. A beverage containing fruit juice or purée.
b. A delicious or invigorating drink.
[Latin, from Greek nektar, drink of the gods; see nek-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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