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nectarine Line breaks: nec|tar|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈnɛktərɪn/

Definition of nectarine in English:


A peach of a variety with smooth red and yellow 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.


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

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