Hypertext Webster Gateway: "nectary"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nectary \Nec"ta*ry\, n.; pl. {Nectaries}. [From {Nectar}: cf. F.
nectaire.] (Bot.)
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 WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

nectary
n : a gland (often a protuberance or depression) that secretes
nectar [syn: {honey gland}]


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