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[nek-tuh-reen, nek-tuh-reen] /ˌnɛk təˈrin, ˈnɛk təˌrin/

a variety or mutation of peach having a smooth, downless skin.
a variety of peach tree, Prunus persica nectarina
the fruit of this tree, which has a smooth skin

type of peach with smooth skin, 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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