Nectarial Nec*ta"ri*al, a. Of or pertaining to the nectary of a plant. [1913 Webster]

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  • nectarial — See nectary. * * * …   Universalium

  • nectarial — nec·tar·i·al …   English syllables

  • nectarial — rēəl adjective Etymology: nectary + al : relating to or consisting of a nectary …   Useful english dictionary

  • nectary — /ˈnɛktəri/ (say nektuhree) noun (plural nectaries) 1. Botany an organ or part, usually of a flower, that secretes nectar. 2. Entomology one of a pair of small abdominal tubes from which aphids secrete honeydew. {New Latin nectarium} –nectarial… …   Australian English dictionary

  • nectar —   n. sugary liquid secreted by flowers; divine drink.    ♦ nectareal,    ♦ nectarean,    ♦ nectareous,    ♦ nectarial,    ♦ nectarian,    ♦ nectarous, a.    ♦ nectariferous,    ♦ nectiferous, a. yielding nectar.    ♦ nectarine, n. smooth skinned… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • nectary — [nek′tər ē] n. pl. nectaries [ModL nectarium] an organ or part, esp. of a flower, that secretes nectar nectarial [nek′ter′ē əl] adj …   English World dictionary

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