nectareous

or nec·tar·e·an

[ nek-tair-ee-uh s ]
/ nɛkˈtɛər i əs /

adjective

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Origin of nectareous

1700–10; < Latin nectareus of, belonging to nectar < Greek nektáreos like nectar, divinely fragrant, equivalent to néktar nectar + -eos adj. suffix; see -eous

OTHER WORDS FROM nectareous

nec·tar·e·ous·ly, adverbnec·tar·e·ous·ness, nounun·nec·tar·e·ous, adjective

Definition for nectarean (2 of 2)

nectarous
[ nek-ter-uh s ]
/ ˈnɛk tər əs /

adjective

of the nature of or resembling nectar.
delicious or sweet.
Also nectareous, nectarean.

Origin of nectarous

First recorded in 1660–70; nectar + -ous
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