- (n.) The fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it.
- (n.) An unguent of the gods.
- (n.) A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell.
- (n.) Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc.