Definition of nectarine
: a peach with a smooth-skinned fruit that is a frequent somatic mutation of the normal peach; also : its fruit
Recent Examples of nectarine from the Web
Stone fruits are those with a pit — think plums, nectarines, peaches and even cherries.
Toss the nectarines in a small bowl with the cornstarch, sugar and lemon juice.
Richter advised grilling stone fruit like peaches, plums, nectarines, pluots and apricots.
Toss nectarines, peaches, lemon zest, and ¼ cup syrup in a large bowl to coat.
In a large glass bowl, layer blueberries (reserve 1/2 cup for garnish), nectarines, strawberries, banana, watermelon and grapes. 3. Garnish with reserved 1/2 cup blueberries and kiwi.
Debbie Arrington: 916-321-1075, @debarrington Tom Tomich Orchards What: Orchard fresh fruit including peaches, plums, nectarines, pluots, apricots, figs, pomegranates and more.
Indeed, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines and raspberries, alone or combined, make for a fine mess.
Stone fruits such as nectarines, cherries and peaches marry beautifully with bourbon; lime, ripe melons and mezcal can make for glorious margaritas; strawberries and Campari match up in color and complement each other’s flavors perfectly.
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Origin and Etymology of nectarine
obsolete nectarine, adjective, like nectar
First Known Use: 1616See Words from the same year
NECTARINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nectarine for English Language Learners
: a sweet fruit that is like a peach but that has smooth skin
NECTARINE Defined for Kids
Definition of nectarine for Students
: a peach with a smooth skin
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