Definition for NEC'TAR-Y

NEC'TAR-Y, n. [from nectar.]

In botany, the melliferous part of a vegetable, peculiar to the flower. It usually makes a part of the corol, but is sometimes distinct from it. Sometimes it is in the form of a horn or spur; sometimes in that of a cup; whence it is called the honey-cup. Martyn.

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