nec·​tar·​ine | \ ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn \

Definition of nectarine

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

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The lineup featured three new fragrances: Peach (a juicy nectarine and peach scent), Cherry (a saccharine musky berry formula), and Vibes (a fruity citrus eau), which comes in a bottle shaped as a playful speech bubble. Helena Yeung, Teen Vogue, "KKW Beauty Is Being Sued Over New KKW Kimoji Vibes Perfume," 19 July 2018 With primary flavors of lemon, pear, nectarine and green apple, Pinot Grigio has a refreshing minerality and acidic finish. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Forget Rosé: These Are the Wines You Need to Be Sipping," 26 July 2018 The company hopes to expand to stores nationwide — as well as to other produce, such as nectarines and asparagus. Caitlin Dewey,, "This start-up can make avocados last twice as long before going bad," 19 June 2018 What to cook: Peaches and nectarines are classic summer dessert flavorings, turning up in fruit pies, cobblers and cakes. Noelle Carter,, "Pie, ice cream, dumplings and more great recipes for peaches and nectarines, now in season," 8 June 2018 At the Windy Acres Farm tent, customers cleared out the nectarines. Alicia Fabbre, Naperville Sun, "95th Street Farmers Market a hit on opening day, vendors and customers say," 9 June 2018 Depending on the variety of the fruit and the location of the farm, peach and nectarine season can last into early fall. Noelle Carter,, "Pie, ice cream, dumplings and more great recipes for peaches and nectarines, now in season," 8 June 2018 For a topping twist, make a savory fruit salsa with fresh nectarines, cherries, mint and cilantro. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 Strawberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, blueberries — the confluence of summer fruit seasons creates one of the most magical culinary moments of the year. Joe Gray,, "Savory meets sweet as summer fruit transforms into stellar ice cream toppings," 2 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of nectarine

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


nec·​tar·​ine | \ ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn \

Kids Definition of nectarine

: a peach with a smooth skin

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