follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

nectarine

[nek-tuh-reen, nek-tuh-reen] /ˌnɛk təˈrin, ˈnɛk təˌrin/
noun
1.
a variety or mutation of peach having a smooth, downless skin.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; nectar + -ine1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for nectarines

nectarine

/ˈnɛktərɪn/
noun
1.
a variety of peach tree, Prunus persica nectarina
2.
the fruit of this tree, which has a smooth skin
Word Origin
C17: apparently from nectar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for nectarines
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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for nectarine

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for nectarines

12
15
Scrabble Words With Friends