Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of nectary.

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Examples

  • Above the nectaries is a 5-angled crown, the extremity of the receptacle; in each angle a black anther.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

  • The evolution of nectaries in late Cretaceous flowers signals the beginning of the mutualism between hymenopterans and angiosperms.

    Pollination

  • A species having a proboscis two or three inches longer could reach the nectar in the largest flowers of Angræcum sesquipedale, whose nectaries vary in length from ten to fourteen inches.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • They have long beaks for probing nectaries, extended by even longer tongues.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • They bite holes in the flowers near the nectaries and extract the nectar through the hole instead of visiting the flowers “legitimately”.

    Bumblebee

  • She had a passion for achievement; she attempted the most difficult things, close racemes, the tiniest corollas, heaths, nectaries of the most variegated hues.

    Honorine

  • Next to occur would have been the evolution of nectaries, nectar-secreting structures, to lure the pollinators.

    False Fear? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Secondary sources include nectaries elsewhere on the plant and honeydew, the secretions of a particular group of bugs.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The trees have modified, swollen spines or galls, which provide shelter for the ants, and extrafloral nectaries and modified leaflet tips which provide food.

    Chapter 2

  • The ants feed on the enlarged foliar nectaries and modified leaflet tips of the plant.

    Chapter 4

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