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nectărĕus (nectărĭus ), a, um, adj. nectar,
I.of or belonging to nectar, nectared: “nectareis quod alatur aquis,Ov. M. 7, 707. —
II. Transf.
A. Sweet or delicious as nectar: “Falernum,Mart. 13, 108: fontes, Claud. Nupt. Honor. et Mar. 209.—
B. Subst.: nectărĕa , ae, f. (sc. herba), the plant elecampane, used for flavoring wine, which was hence called nectarites, Plin. 14, 16, 19. § 108.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 7.707
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 14.16
    • Martial, Epigrammata, 13.108
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