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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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The nocturnal hawkmoth Manduca sexta is a nectarous insect pollinator, which as most insect pollinators, relies heavily upon vison and olfaction to evaluate potential feeding sources.
perhaps better appreciated in the memory than by present consciousness." 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.