3. [syn: ambrosia, nectar]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nectar \Nec"tar\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.]
1. (Myth. & Poetic) The drink of the gods (as ambrosia was
their food); hence, any delicious or inspiring beverage.
2. (Bot.) A sweetish secretion of blossoms from which bees
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators
2: fruit juice especially when undiluted
3: (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals
who ate it became immortal [syn: ambrosia, nectar]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "nectar":
ambrosia, artificial sweetener, blackstrap, bonne bouche,
calcium cyclamate, cane syrup, cate, choice morsel, clover honey,
comb honey, corn syrup, cyclamates, dainty, delicacy, dessert,
edulcoration, goody, honey, honeycomb, honeydew, honeypot,
kickshaw, manna, maple syrup, molasses, morsel, saccharification,
saccharin, savory, sodium cyclamate, sorghum, sugar, sugar-making,
sugaring off, sweetener, sweetening, sweets, syrup, tidbit, titbit,
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
NECTAR, n. A drink served at banquets of the Olympian deities. The
secret of its preparation is lost, but the modern Kentuckians believe
that they come pretty near to a knowledge of its chief ingredient.
Juno drank a cup of nectar,
But the draught did not affect her.
Juno drank a cup of rye --
Then she bad herself good-bye.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Nectar, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama
Population (2000): 372
Housing Units (2000): 158
Land area (2000): 1.816359 sq. miles (4.704348 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.013850 sq. miles (0.035872 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.830209 sq. miles (4.740220 sq. km)
FIPS code: 53448
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 33.969124 N, 86.636256 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.