Definition of Nectarine

1. Noun. Variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh.

Exact synonyms: Nectarine Tree, Prunus Persica Nectarina
Group relationships: Genus Prunus, Prunus
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree



2. Noun. A variety or mutation of the peach that has a smooth skin.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Nectarine Tree, Prunus Persica Nectarina

Definition of Nectarine

1. a. Nectareous.

2. n. A smooth- skinned variety of peach.

Definition of Nectarine

1. Noun. A cultivar of the peach distinguished by the absence of peachfuzz on the skin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nectarine

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Medical Definition of Nectarine

1. A smooth-skinned variety of peach. Spanish nectarine, the plumlike fruit of the West Indian tree Chrysobalanus Icaco; also called cocoa plum. It is made into a sweet conserve which a largely exported from Cuba. Origin: Cf. F. Nectarine. See Nectar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nectarine

necrotrophic
necrotrophs
nectaplum
nectaplums
nectar
nectareal
nectarean
nectared
nectarel
nectareous
nectarial
nectaried
nectaries
nectariferous
nectariless
nectarine (current term)
nectarine tree
nectarines
nectarivorous
nectarize
nectarized
nectarizes
nectarizing
nectarless
nectarlike
nectarous
nectars
nectary
nectin
nectocalyces

Literary usage of Nectarine

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1. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1921)
"nectarine pits usually produce nectarines again, but they occasionally produce peaches. Peach seeds occasionally produce nectarines ; the Boston variety ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"When the- nectarine was introduced into cultivation, or whether it was known to the ancients, is not ascertained. It is simply a peach with a smooth skin ..."

3. The Fruits and Fruit-trees of America: Or, the Culture, Propagation, and by Andrew Jackson Downing, Charles Downing (1900)
"THE nectarine is only a variety of the peach with a smooth skin (Peche lisse, ... The nectarine is known in Northern India, where it is called ..."

4. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1899)
"At Beccles a Royal George peach" produced a fruit, " three parts of it being peach and one part nectarine, quite distinct in appearance as well as in ..."

5. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1889)
"T. Rivers & Son, of Sawbridgeworth, were the greatest nectarine and peach growers in the United Kingdom, and that they would be able to speak from ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"(London, 1889), mentions the nectarine as being seen in the gardens of northern ... In the northern part of the United States the nectarine is sometimes ..."

7. The American Peach Orchard: A Sketch of the Practice of Peach Growing in by Frank Albert Waugh (1913)
"Probably not one fruit grower in a hundred has ever seen a nectarine. ... The nectarine is simply a smooth-skinned peach— a peach without the fuzz. ..."

8. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"When the nectarine was introduced into cultivation, or whether it was known to the ancients, is not ascertained. It is simply a peach with a smooth skin ..."

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