noun, plural nec·ta·ries.
Words nearby nectary
OTHER WORDS FROM nectarynec·ta·ried, adjective
Examples from the Web for nectaries
These serve as nectaries, s, the whorl of stamens inserted on the thalamus and surrounding the pistil.
This would tend to their respective perpetuation, and to the constant lengthening of nectaries and probosces.Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection|Alfred Russel Wallace
Its nectaries are stored with sweets, and I fancy each opening bud keenly alert with conscious solicitude for its affinity.My Studio Neighbors|William Hamilton Gibson
The two nectaries are underneath and at the base of the cowl-shaped upper sepal which gives the plant its name.Flowers of Mountain and Plain|Edith S. Clements
Certain structures occur on the petals of some flowers, which received in former days the name of nectaries.