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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nectar  \Nec"tar\,  n.  [L.,  fr  gr  ?.] 
  1.  (Myth.  &  Poetic)  The  drink  of  the  gods  (as  ambrosia  was 
  their  food);  hence  any  delicious  or  inspiring  beverage. 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  sweetish  secretion  of  blossoms  from  which  bees 
  make  honey. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  sweet  liquid  secretion  that  is  attractive  to  pollinators 
  2:  fruit  juice  especially  when  undiluted 
  3:  (classical  mythology)  the  food  and  drink  of  the  gods; 
  mortals  who  ate  it  became  immortal  [syn:  {ambrosia}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Nectar,  AL  (town,  FIPS  53448) 
  Location:  33.96903  N,  86.63626  W 
  Population  (1990):  238  (96  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  NECTAR,  n.  A  drink  served  at  banquets  of  the  Olympian  deities.  The 
  secret  of  its  preparation  is  lost,  but  the  modern  Kentuckians  believe 
  that  they  come  pretty  near  to  a  knowledge  of  its  chief  ingredient. 
  Juno  drank  a  cup  of  nectar, 
  But  the  draught  did  not  affect  her 
  Juno  drank  a  cup  of  rye  -- 
  Then  she  bad  herself  good-bye. 

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