nectarines

nectarine

[nek-tuh-reen, nek-tuh-reen]
noun
a variety or mutation of peach having a smooth, downless skin.

Origin:
1610–20; nectar + -ine1

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nectarine (ˈnɛktərɪn)
 
n
1.  a variety of peach tree, Prunus persica nectarina
2.  the fruit of this tree, which has a smooth skin
 
[C17: apparently from nectar]

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nectarine
type of peach with smooth skin, 1616, noun use of adj. meaning "of or like nectar" (1611). Probably inspired by Ger. nektarpfirsich "nectar-peach."
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