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 For example, on the weekend being able to go visit our friends who grow peaches and nectarines and plums and apples and hang out in their garden, picking fruit, standing under the trees talking about life. Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appétit, "Jenny Lefcourt Won't Admit That She's the Reason You Drink Natural Wine," 12 Aug. 2019 Repeat the layer one more time and finish with a nectarine. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "5 Recipes You Need To Make This Weekend Before Summer Ends," 20 Sep. 2019 Here's the difference between a peach and a nectarine. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "Peach vs. Nectarine: What's the Difference Between the Two?," 30 May 2019 Goofy head-shop-meets-heavy-metal imagery festoons their Facebook page, and their website lists faux edgy flavors such as Alien Piss (blue raspberry lemonade) and Your Mom (sweet tangy strawberry yogurt topped with nectarine). Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, "Trump’s vaping crackdown could help Juul by ending the decade’s biggest small-business success story," 23 Sep. 2019 Juicy chunks of white nectarine situate a dinnertime appetizer of curried kanpachi crudo in this place, this moment. Los Angeles Times, "This is the L.A. restaurant our critic recommends more than any other," 19 Sep. 2019 The standard five-fingertip squeeze bruises peaches, nectarines, apricots and avocados. Karen Stabiner, New York Times, "How to Tell if That Peach Is Ripe? Ask Southern California’s ‘Produce Hunter’," 27 Aug. 2019 Or go the savory-sweet chutney route with, say, nectarines or plumcots. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Stone fruits: Everything you need to know," 7 Aug. 2019 Get the recipe: Use any stone fruit that looks good to you, or combine two or three types—say, a mix of plums, or peaches and nectarines, or apricots and cherries. Bon Appétit, "Summer Is Over But Galettes Are Forever," 5 Sep. 2019

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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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“Nectarine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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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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