from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A glandlike organ, located outside or within a flower, that secretes nectar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


New Latin nectārium, from nectar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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