Etymology
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nectarine (n.)

type of peach with smooth skin and firmer pulp, 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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Definitions of nectarine

nectarine (n.)
variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh;
Synonyms: nectarine tree / Prunus persica nectarina
nectarine (n.)
a variety or mutation of the peach that has a smooth skin;
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