a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators
fruit juice especially when undiluted
(classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
The drink of the gods.
Any delicious drink, now especially a type of sweetened fruit juice.
The sweet liquid secreted by flowers to attract pollinating insects and birds.
Etymology: From nectar, from νέκταρ, of unknown origin.
the drink of the gods (as ambrosia was their food); hence, any delicious or inspiring beverage
a sweetish secretion of blossoms from which bees make honey
Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. .]
Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants. It is produced in glands called nectaries, either within the flowers in which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries which provide a nutrient source to animal mutualists, which in turn provide anti-herbivore protection. Common nectar-consuming pollinators include bees, butterflies and moths, hummingbirds and bats. Nectar is an ecologically important item, the sugar source for honey. It is also useful in agriculture and horticulture because the adult stages of some predatory insects feed on nectar such as almost all solitary wasps. In turn, these wasps then hunt agricultural pest insects as food for their young. For example, thread-waisted wasps are known for hunting caterpillars that are destructive to crops. Nectar secretion increases as the flower is visited by pollinators. After pollination, the nectar is frequently reabsorbed into the plant.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nek′tar, n. the name given by Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, &c. to the beverage of the gods, giving life and beauty: a delicious beverage: the honey of the glands of plants.—adjs. Nectā′real, Nectā′rean, pertaining to, or resembling, nectar: delicious; Nec′tared, imbued with nectar: mingled or abounding with nectar; Nectā′reous, Nec′tarous, pertaining to, containing, or resembling nectar: delicious.—adv. Nectā′reously, in a nectareous manner.—n. Nectā′reousness, the quality of being nectareous.—adjs. Nectā′rial; Nectarif′erous, producing nectar or honey: having a nectary; Nec′tarine, sweet as nectar.—n. a variety of peach with a smooth fruit.—n. Nec′tary, the part of a flower which secretes the nectar or honey. [L.,—Gr. nektar; ety. dub.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
in the regard of the Greeks the drink of the gods, which, along with ambrosia, their food, nourished the ichor, their blood, and kept them ever in the bloom of immortal youth; it was not permitted to mortals to drink of it.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Sugar-rich liquid produced in plant glands called nectaries. It is either produced in flowers or other plant structures, providing a source of attraction for pollinating insects and animals, as well as being a nutrient source to animal mutualists which provide protection of plants against herbivores.
A type of liquid created and secreted by a variety of plants.
Nectar is a beautiful tasting liquid.Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020
The numerical value of nectar in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of nectar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
What the caffeine is doing is the plant manipulating the bee in a way that is good for the plant, but not so good for the bee because the bee is kind of being tricked into thinking that the nectar is of a higher quality - that is it has more sugar than it really does.
Honeybee always takes the nectar of blossom, fruits, and such sorts of other things and transfer it to produce the honey; it is the prodigious reality and purity of nature. Veracious love displays the same and shows the incomparable devotion to the lover and beloved that's sweeter than the honey.
It might be possible to wipe out a few species but we don't want to wipe out the good guys because a lot of them serve as food for frogs, fish and bats, many also visit flowers to feed on nectar and may play a role in pollination.
Honeybees naturally, focus on storing nectar of flowers and fruits for the honey; however, people who realize the value of honey, they benefit from that. Similarly, the writers write, and the readers read to acquire knowledge and vision from that, for its qualification; otherwise, failure becomes inevitable.
The robot bee will tell the other bees where to go to find nectar and pollen, not only will this direct them to certain fields for pollination but also navigate the bees away from dangerous areas, like where pesticides are being used.
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- رحيق, رَحِيقArabic
- nèctarCatalan, Valencian
- nektar, saftevandDanish
- nektari, mesi, linnunmaito, mehuFinnish
- istenek itala, virágméz, nektárHungarian
- ネクター, 花蜜, 美酒Japanese
- ngongo, waihongaMāori
- nectar, nektarDutch
- chʼilátah baa hózhónii bijeehNavajo, Navaho
- néctar, néctar dos deusesPortuguese
- rượu tiênVietnamese
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