nectareous

or nec·tar·e·an

[ nek-tair-ee-uhs ]

adjective

Origin of nectareous

1
1700–10; <Latin nectareus of, belonging to nectar <Greek nektáreos like nectar, divinely fragrant, equivalent to néktarnectar + -eos adj. suffix; see -eous

Other words from nectareous

  • nec·tar·e·ous·ly, adverb
  • nec·tar·e·ous·ness, noun
  • un·nec·tar·e·ous, adjective

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