Origin of nectar
Examples from the Web for nectar
Legend has it that Alexander the Great enjoyed ancient sno-cones as well; his were flavored with honey and nectar.An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream|Andrew Romano|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, as if succumbing to the charms of its nectar, the novel becomes more extravagant as it progresses.
This, above all nectar and ambrosia, was the favourite dish of Penrod Schofield.Penrod|Booth Tarkington
Size and beauty do much in their way, but flavor is the nectar of the gods.Seventy Years on the Frontier|Alexander Majors
I always wondered what it meant when I read that the gods lived on ambrosia and nectar.Peter Cotterell's Treasure|Rupert Sargent Holland
The ambrosia and nectar of the feasts of the deities of fable are overshadowed by the fragrance and sweetness of your worshippers.
I'd like to press its nectar into a single draught and have done with it for ever.Valeria|William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for nectar
- the undiluted juice of a fruit
- a mixture of fruit juices
Word Origin for nectar
Word Origin and History for nectar
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.