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nectariferous

[nek-tuh-rif-er-uh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. producing nectar.

Origin of nectariferous

First recorded in 1750–60; nectar + -i- + -ferous
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Historical Examples

  • The disk is hypogynous with five nectariferous glands which are alternate with the stamens.

    Manual of American Grape-Growing

    U. P. Hedrick

  • Petals 5, small and narrow, raised on a slender claw, at the summit of which is a nectariferous hollow.