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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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 More than 98% of strawberries, spinach, peaches, nectarines, cherries and apples tested positive for at least one pesticide residue. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Strawberries again top 2018's 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and veggies," 10 Apr. 2018 Many unusual and heirloom varieties of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and more will be available. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Create your own ‘fruit basket’ trees with this help," 19 Jan. 2018 Beginning Wednesday, June 13, Prime members can find deals at Whole Foods stores on the following items in the 23 states on the list: Organic yellow nectarines and peaches: Save $2 per pound. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "5 things Amazon Prime members should know to save at Whole Foods in Arizona," 13 June 2018 Summertime picking options include strawberries, and then peaches and early apples in August, followed by plums and nectarines. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "10 great pick-your-own farms across the USA," 22 June 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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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