nectarine

noun nec·tar·ine \ ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of nectarine

obsolete nectarine, adjective, like nectar


NECTARINE Defined for English Language Learners

nectarine

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

noun nec·tar·ine \ ˌnek-tə-ˈrēn \

Definition of nectarine for Students

: a peach with a smooth skin


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