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Definition of "nectarine" [nec•tar•ine]

  • A variety of aromatic peach of ancient origin, having a smooth, waxy skin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nectarine" in a sentence
  • "Today brought heaps of sweetness: A white nectarine from a gracious, fruit-loving colleague and — best of all — the news that a beloved friend does not need a scary and painful medical procedure."
  • "Johnson says that nectarine is French, but gives no authority."
  • "-- The tropical fruit called the nectarine is really a variety of peach, but it differs from the common peach in that it has a smooth, waxy skin."