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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Stone fruit Fruit with a pit in the center, like apricots, nectarines, and peaches, should all be stored at room temperature, because the fridge will dehydrate them. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "12 Foods You’re Probably Refrigerating That You Actually Shouldn’t," 16 Apr. 2019 Check apple, peach, plum, nectarine, pluot and other fruit trees for pests or diseases. Nan Sterman,, "For SoCal gardeners, a June gloom tipsheet," 31 May 2018 This year, the village environmental committee added five more trees — sweet cherries, nectarines and additional varieties of plums — and three blackberry shrubs. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Frustrated environmental-committee members resign. Now Hales Corners fruit and nut orchard is at risk," 18 June 2018 This category also includes sweeter produce like mango, dates, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums, but botany doesn't rely on taste to make distinctions. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "It Turns Out Olives Are Actually Fruits and Not Vegetables," 11 Dec. 2018 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

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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


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Kids Definition of nectarine

: a peach with a smooth skin

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