nectarine

noun
nec·​tar·​ine | \ ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn How to pronounce nectarine (audio) \

Definition of nectarine

: a peach with a smooth-skinned fruit that is a frequent somatic mutation of the normal peach also : its fruit

Examples of nectarine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Free-roaming deer frequent orchards around Perry at night and flatten young apricot, nectarine and peach trees, according to complaints filed with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR). Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Dec. 2021 Box Elder producers struggle with big game flattening new apricot, nectarine trees. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Dec. 2021 In the mouth—a splash of nectarine, bitter cherries, slight menthol. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 Early leaf drop and warm temperatures have brought many peach and nectarine trees into bloom, which is common. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 30 Oct. 2021 Some of my favorites are the Anna apple, Golden Dorsett apple, Florida Prince peach and Panamint nectarine. Claire Reid, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2021 Some of my favorites are the Anna apple, Golden Dorsett apple, Florida Prince peach and Panamint nectarine. Claire Reid, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2021 One of the restaurant’s most celebrated desserts is a bowl of fruit — currently one Frog Hollow nectarine, one Flavor King pluot, and a few Black Mission figs. BostonGlobe.com, 31 Aug. 2021 Some of my favorites are the Anna apple, Golden Dorsett apple, Florida Prince peach and Panamint nectarine. Claire Reid, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of nectarine

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nectarine

obsolete nectarine, adjective, like nectar

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The first known use of nectarine was in 1616

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Last Updated

20 Jan 2022

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“Nectarine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nectarine. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for nectarine

nectarine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nectarine

: a sweet fruit that is like a peach but that has smooth skin

nectarine

noun
nec·​tar·​ine | \ ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn How to pronounce nectarine (audio) \

Kids Definition of nectarine

: a peach with a smooth skin

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