from The Century Dictionary.

  • Feeding on nectar, as the true bees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That feeds on nectar


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  • This hotspot is known to be the home of about 60 species of native mammal, 12 of which are endemic: among these is included the mouse-sized, nectarivorous honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus), the only representative of the family Tarsipedidae, and an animal that is confined to the coastal plain heaths.

    Biological diversity in Southwest Australia

  • The endemic parrot, the Henderson lory (Vini stepheni), feeds largely on the nectar of two plant species, a degree of specialization unknown in nectarivorous birds elsewhere.

    Tuamotu tropical moist forests

  • In the wild, frugivorous and nectarivorous bats often eat fermenting fruits and nectar, and thus may consume levels of ethanol that could induce inebriation.

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  • The bats we studied display a tolerance for ethanol that could have ramifications for the adaptive radiation of frugivorous and nectarivorous bats by allowing them to use ephemeral food resources over a wide span of time.

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  • But she misspelled "heliolatry" in Round 22, and Kyle correctly spelled "dirigible" and then "nectarivorous," for good measure. Home RSS


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