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nectar

a sugar-containing liquid secretion of the NECTARY of many flowers. It attracts insects, so bringing about pollination.
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Manduca sexta is a nectarous insect pollinator, which relies greatly upon vison and olfaction to determine their feeding source.
Was Hawthorne recalling again the nectarous cider of his youth?
Now, exactly 200 years after the nectarous drink was prescribed for Jane Austen's heroine Marianne Dashwood for its "healing powers on a disappointed heart", the venerable Constantia wine label is making an unlikely - and perhaps less salubrious - literary comeback.