nectarine

[ nek-tuh-reen, nek-tuh-reen ]
/ ˌnɛk təˈrin, ˈnɛk təˌrin /

noun

a variety or mutation of peach having a smooth, downless skin.

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Origin of nectarine

First recorded in 1610–20; nectar + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for nectarine

nectarine
/ (ˈnɛktərɪn) /

noun

a variety of peach tree, Prunus persica nectarina
the fruit of this tree, which has a smooth skin

Word Origin for nectarine

C17: apparently from nectar
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