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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
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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
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Word Origin and History for nectarines

nectarine

n.

type of peach with smooth skin, 1660s, noun use of adjective meaning "of or like nectar" (1610s; see nectar + -ine (1)). Probably inspired by German nektarpfirsich "nectar-peach." Earlier in English as nectrine.

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