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[nek-ter-uh s]
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  1. of the nature of or resembling nectar.
  2. delicious or sweet.
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Also nectareous, nectarean.

Origin of nectarous

First recorded in 1660–70; nectar + -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for nectarous

Historical Examples

  • This nectarous speech of hers delighted me, and I said, “That altogether depends on you, I am completely at your disposal.”

    The Kath Sarit Sgara

    Somadeva Bhatta

  • Then Love took wing, and from his pinions shed On all the multitude a nectarous dew.


    John Keats