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  • adj. consisting of, having the qualities of, or resembling nectar

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  • adj. Nectareous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling nectar; nectarean.

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  • adj. extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant


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nectar +‎ -ous


  • I don't smell saffron in Evening Edged in Gold, but I do get a lot of cinnamon, which I think goes wonderfully well with the nectarous, ripe quality of the flowers and which enhances the balmy, comforting feel of the woody base.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • "The sages 'religious-devotion, which is lovely because it overflows with the nectarous waters of the knowledge of truth," and "the lusty undertaking of touching with one's palm that hidden part in the firm laps of lovely-limbed women, loving women with great expanses of breasts and thighs."

    India: The Place of Sex

  • Blue crab with apricot sorbet and Japanese vinaigrette espuma an interesting play between the sweet meat, the zing of yuzu in the foam, the nectarous sorbet, and the briny crab roe.

    Current Affairs

  • No green for me, please, just the nectarous flesh of the figs, ripe to the extent that they are starting to actually dry a little...

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Karan is famously enamored with Casablanca lilies and uses them in her scents as often as she possibly can, and Gold is built around the intoxicating aroma of these heady, nectarous flowers.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Rosine Le Fruit Défendu (1914) was true to its name, exactly as I would imagine a mythical forbidden fruit to smell like: an indolent, creamy, sinfully sweet aroma of nectarous, over-ripe fruits (apples? plums? maybe even bananas?) enriched further by a buttery floral accord (ylang-ylang? tuberose?) with an almost coconutty undertone.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • With its sumptuous bouquet of sunny neroli, ripe, nectarous rose and jasmine and sweet, powdery violet and iris, and a languid, expansive feel of the composition, Baghari stays true to the grand and insolent spirit of the rest of the Piguet collection.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • And as they open their luscious petals on my skin, they reveal their nectarous, honeyed nature.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Then did you, chivalrous Terence, hand forth, as to the manner born, that nectarous beverage and you offered the crystal cup to him that thirsted, the soul of chivalry, in beauty akin to the immortals.


  • And make the teeming hive with nectarous sweets to swell.

    The Aeneid of Virgil Translated into English Verse by E. Fairfax Taylor


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  • I have an uncanny desire to turn it into nectrous

    May 7, 2009