nectarine definition by Webster's New World
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a naturally mutated variety (Prunus persica var. nectarina) of peach, having a smooth skin without down
Origin: origin, originally adjective , of nectar
nectarine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A variety of aromatic peach of ancient origin, having a smooth, waxy skin.
Origin: From obsolete nectarine, sweet as nectar, from nectar.