Definition of nectarine in English:

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nectarine

Pronunciation: /ˌnektəˈrēn/

noun

1A peach of a variety with smooth, thin, brightly colored skin and rich firm flesh.
Example sentences
  • Infestations of grapes are often due to a buildup in other soft fruits such as figs, apricots, peaches, nectarines, or citrus.
  • White nectarines and peaches are fine, but the yellow nectarine is really something else - smooth-skinned and warmly sweet and the color of sunshine.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small skillet, add the nectarine flesh, the balsamic vinegar, pepper flakes, cumin seeds and 1 Tbsp lime juice.
1.1The tree bearing the nectarine.
Example sentences
  • A tub of bulbs (I can't remember whether they're the snowdrops or the tulips) are pushing through; the nectarine in the sun room is growing leaves and flower buds and the blueberries outside are also budding.
  • More than 50 varieties of peaches, nectarines, apricots and low-chill plums grew in Sam's orchard, but many were recently lost to floods.
  • At Comebella she planted orchards - oranges, lemons, apples, nectarines, peaches; and a great luscious garden of trees and flowers enclosed the farmhouse.

Origin

Early 17th century (also used as an adjective meaning 'nectarlike'): from nectar + -ine4.

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