nectarine

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noun nec·tar·ine \ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn\

Definition of nectarine

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

Origin and Etymology of nectarine

obsolete nectarine, adjective, like nectar


First Known Use: 1611


NECTARINE Defined for English Language Learners

nectarine

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noun nec·tar·ine \ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn\

Definition of nectarine for English Language Learners

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


NECTARINE Defined for Kids

nectarine

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noun nec·tar·ine \ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn\

Definition of nectarine for Students

  1. :  a peach with a smooth skin


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