nectary

[nek-tuh-ree]
noun, plural nec·ta·ries.
  1. Botany. an organ or part that secretes nectar.
  2. Entomology. a cornicle (formerly thought to secrete honeydew).

Origin of nectary

From the New Latin word nectarium, dating back to 1590–1600. See nectar, -y3
Related formsnec·ta·ried, adjective
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nectary

noun plural -ries
  1. any of various glandular structures secreting nectar that occur in the flowers, leaves, stipules, etc, of a plant
  2. any of the abdominal tubes in aphids through which honeydew is secreted
Derived Formsnectarial (nɛkˈtɛərɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for nectary

C18: from New Latin nectarium, from nectar
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