Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a honey- or nectar-case; a nectary; specifically, the spur of certain flowers.

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  • The lower cell of each of the two fertile anthers, which is much reduced and different from the superior even in _Salvia officinalis_, is transmuted in other _salviæ_ into an organ (nectarotheca) having a very different form and function, and finally disappears entirely in _Salvia verticillata_.

    On the Genesis of Species

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