from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A glandlike organ, located outside or within a flower, that secretes nectar.
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- n. A gland that secretes nectar
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of a blossom which secretes nectar, usually the base of the corolla or petals; also, the spur of such flowers as the larkspur and columbine, whether nectariferous or not. See the Illustration of nasturtium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a part of a flower that contains or secretes a saccharine fluid.
- n. In entomology, one of two little tubular organs on the abdomen of an aphis or plant-louse, from which a sweet fluid like honey is exuded. Also called honey-tube, siphuncle, or cornicle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gland (often a protuberance or depression) that secretes nectar
By some the interior limb of the corolla, when it consists only of one petal, is called the nectary J, whilst others apply that name to both the interior petal and its opposite anthera-bearing filament, considering the nectary as bila* - biate§.
Even the nectary which is adherent to the upper surface of the pedicel in the normal flower disappears -- sometimes completely, at other tunes partially.
I expected, it is always the central or sub-central flower; but what is far more curious, the nectary, which is blended with the peduncle of the flowers, gradually lessens and quite disappears (588/1.
A bumblebee landed on another, weighing down the bloom as it forced its tongue into the nectary, before droning away across the turf.
We've planted it full of natives, with a couple of small eucalypts and lots of colorful, flowering, nectary things.
Floral nectary structure and nectar chemical composition of some species from Robinson Crusoe Island (Chile).
Gathering Nectar The bee gathers nectar from a flower by inserting its long proboscis down into the nectary.
Between each leaflet there is a nectary gland on the leaf rhachis; in 1. edulis these are large (2 to 3 mm) and squashed transversely, an important character for identifying the species.
Not only her character, but her beauty, became another thing under all this largess; one remembered the very Persian rose, in looking at her, and thought of gardens amid whose clouds of rich perfume the nightingales sang all night long; her manner, too, became strangely gracious, and a sweetness lingered after her presence, delicate and fine as the drop of honey in some flower's nectary.
The humming-bird alone can reach the bottom of the nectary of the honeysuckle; but even here the instinct of the bee is seen.