nec·​tar·​ine ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn How to pronounce nectarine (audio)
: 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 On November 17, the HMC Group Marketing, Inc., which sells under the name HMC Farms, announced a voluntary recall of peaches, plums, and nectarines due to possible listeria contamination. Ashia Aubourg, SELF, 21 Nov. 2023 Trending News Peaches, plums, nectarines recalled due to deadly listeria outbreak Americans say money can buy happiness. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 20 Nov. 2023 An outbreak of Listeria linked to peaches, plums and nectarines has left at least 11 people ill, including one person who died, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 Continue to water deciduous fruit trees (peaches, plums, apples, nectarine, pear, pluots, etc.) until their branches are bare of leaves. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Oct. 2023 Order bare root deciduous fruit trees (nectarine, pluot, apple, etc.) from your local independent nursery. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Oct. 2023 Start preparing the crust before filling by combining nectarines, cherries, sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt in a bowl. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 21 June 2023 Stone Bank Farm tomato salad featuring nectarines, focaccia croutons and herbs. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2023 Peaches, apples, pears, nectarines, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries all make great choices. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 4 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


obsolete nectarine, adjective, like nectar

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nectarine was in 1616

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“Nectarine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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nec·​tar·​ine ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn How to pronounce nectarine (audio)
: a smooth-skinned peach
also : a tree producing this fruit

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