nectarine[nek′tə rēn′, nek′tə rēn′]
a naturally mutated variety (Prunus persica var. nectarina) of peach, having a smooth skin without down
Origin of nectarineorigin, originally adjective , of nectar
- A variety of peach tree having small aromatic fruit with smooth reddish skin.
- The soft juicy fruit of this tree.
Origin of nectarineFrom obsolete nectarine, sweet as nectar, from nectar.
(comparative more nectarine, superlative most nectarine)
- nectarous; like nectar