Origin of nectarine
Examples from the Web for nectarine
It should be remarked that each variety of the nectarine has not derived its character from a corresponding variety of the peach.
Also, the flesh of the nectarine is firmer and has a stronger flavor than that of the peach.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The question is brought home to us when we ask what is a bud-sport, such as a nectarine appearing on a peach-tree?Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
The last-named is a delicious variety with a delicate flavour and externally somewhat resembles the nectarine.Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products|William Bevan
Another “sport” of great value was the nectarine, which was seized upon as it made its appearance on a peach bough.Little Masterpieces of Science:|Various
Word Origin for nectarine
type of peach with smooth skin, 1660s, noun use of adjective meaning "of or like nectar" (1610s; see nectar + -ine (1)). Probably inspired by German nektarpfirsich "nectar-peach." Earlier in English as nectrine.