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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insects, Drink, Biology
nectarnec‧tar /ˈnektə $ -ər/ noun [uncountable]  1 HBILIQUIDthe sweet liquid that bees collect from flowers2 DFDthick juice made from particular fruit mango nectar3 RMthe drink of the gods, in the stories of ancient Greece
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nectarapricot nectarBringing me glasses of cold nectar is what they would do, and cranking up the air conditioner.The newly opened blossoms with their delicious nectar were the best.I don't suppose you know much about claret but this Chateau Margaux 1875 is nectar.Each produces only a few drops of nectar at a time.I watch them now as they haul in the last gleanings of nectar from the final manzanita blooms of the year.Then it spreads its wings and flies away, ready for its first meal of nectar!The aphids of Chapter 10 could be seen as paying out nectar to hire professional bodyguards.The scattered fragments of crockery and the aroma of the wasted nectar marked the melancholy wreck of our Christmas cheer.
NectarNectar trademark  a system run by Sainsbury's, BP, and several other British shops, in which you earn points when you spend money in those shops and show that you have a Nectar card. The points allow you to have free meals, free entry into amusement parks, free plane tickets etc, and the more points you have, the more valuable the free things you are allowed to have.
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