[nek-ter-uh s]


of the nature of or resembling nectar.
delicious or sweet.

Also nectareous, nectarean.

Origin of nectarous

First recorded in 1660–70; nectar + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nectarous

Historical Examples of nectarous

  • This nectarous speech of hers delighted me, and I said, “That altogether depends on you, I am completely at your disposal.”

    The Kath Sarit Sgara

    Somadeva Bhatta

  • Then Love took wing, and from his pinions shed On all the multitude a nectarous dew.


    John Keats