Legend has it that Alexander the Great enjoyed ancient sno-cones as well; his were flavored with honey and nectar.
Then, as if succumbing to the charms of its nectar, the novel becomes more extravagant as it progresses.
She bears to his lips the golden goblet, filled with the nectar of the gods.
Do you remember telling me you could see no nectar in your Rhexia?
nectar when she turns towards thee: poison when she turns away?
This was warm and sweet and strange, like the nectar of flowers she had held to her lips.
He stayed, however, quite a long time; and the other deities soon contracted the habit of taking their nectar into the library.
I share the good with every flower,I drink the nectar of the hour.
Kay Robinson extends this explanation to the shape, the scent, and the nectar of flowers.
It tasted like nectar—better than any draught I had ever had before or since!
1550s, from Latin nectar, from Greek nektar, name of the drink of the gods, which is said to be a compound of nek- "death" (see necro-) + -tar "overcoming," from PIE *tere- "to cross over, pass through, overcome." Meaning "sweet liquid in flowers" first recorded c.1600.
A sweet liquid secreted by plants as food to attract animals that will benefit them. Many flowers produce nectar to attract pollinating insects, birds, and bats. Bees collect nectar to make into honey. Nectar is produced in structures called nectaries. Some plants have nectaries located elsewhere, outside the flower. These provide a food source for animals such as ants which in turn defend the plant from harmful insects. Nectar consists primarily of water and varying concentrations of many different sugars, including fructose, glucose, and sucrose.