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

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Recent Examples on the Web Most likely, this nectarine variety is not one that fruits well in your area of Florida. Tom Maccubbin,, "Camellias can be lightly fertilized now," 3 Oct. 2020 Our four-year-old nectarine tree flowered for the last three years but has not produced fruits. Tom Maccubbin,, "Camellias can be lightly fertilized now," 3 Oct. 2020 Finely cut the fresh mint leaves into julienne strips and sprinkle them on the nectarine slices., "Recipes for a seasonal bounty: Starters," 18 Sep. 2020 This practically fuzzless fruit is a 50:50 genetic split between a peach and a nectarine. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Apriums, Pluots, and Plumcots—the Newest Stone Fruits You'll See at Your Local Farmers Market," 11 Aug. 2020 Many stones contain small amounts of poison and the nectarine is no exception. Ben Lerner, The New York Review of Books, "The Rose," 6 July 2020 Roam Bricoleur’s 39 acres, and it’s almost painfully idyllic: olive groves, rose gardens, ponds, bocce courts, peach and nectarine trees, even a pumpkin patch. Esther Mobley,, "Bricoleur, the Sonoma County winery that opened in the middle of a pandemic," 3 June 2020 Local fruits like apple, pear, and nectarine soak up that booze. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Spanish Drinks You Can Make at Home," 14 May 2020 At a stall brimming with fresh asparagus, farmer Kurt Tonnemaker says the market opening is a good first step, but more space will be essential once cherries, peaches, and nectarines start ripening at his family’s orchards. Ann Scott Tyson, The Christian Science Monitor, "At Seattle farmers market, a taste of new normal – and fresh asparagus," 21 Apr. 2020

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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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9 Dec 2020

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“Nectarine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce nectarine (audio) \

Kids Definition of nectarine

: a peach with a smooth skin

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