from The Century Dictionary.
- Feeding on nectar, as the true bees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective That feeds on
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.
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.
In the wild, frugivorous and nectarivorous bats often eat fermenting fruits and nectar, and thus may consume levels of ethanol that could induce inebriation.
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.
But she misspelled "heliolatry" in Round 22, and Kyle correctly spelled "dirigible" and then "nectarivorous," for good measure.