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nectariferous

[ nek-tuh-rif-er-uh s ]
/ ˌnɛk təˈrɪf ər əs /
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adjective Botany.

producing nectar.

RELATED WORDS

alveolate, faveolate, melliferous, nectarous

Nearby words

necrotomy, necrotroph, nectar, nectareous, nectareously, nectariferous, nectarine, nectarivorous, nectarize, nectarous, nectary

Origin of nectariferous

First recorded in 1750–60; nectar + -i- + -ferous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nectariferous

  • Petals 5, small and narrow, raised on a slender claw, at the summit of which is a nectariferous hollow.

    The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States|Asa Gray
  • The disk is hypogynous with five nectariferous glands which are alternate with the stamens.