nectar

Delicious, sweet, and special, nectar is the best juice you can imagine. When the ancient Greeks visualized the gods having a party on their Olympian lawns, they saw nectar in their cups.

Nectar was originally used to describe the drinks of the gods, but regular old humans need the good stuff too. Serious wine lovers would describe their drink as nectar, while the serious raw food eater might save the term for a ginger-beet-cayenne juice. If you ask the hummingbird, she would give you a very tiny straw and direct you to the nectaries of a flower.

DEFINITIONS OF: nectar

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n a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators

Type of:
secretion
a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell

n fruit juice especially when undiluted

Type of:
fruit crush, fruit juice
drink produced by squeezing or crushing fruit

n (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal

Synonyms:
ambrosia
Type of:
dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat
something considered choice to eat
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