nectarine

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English[edit]

Nectarines

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nectarine (plural nectarines)

  1. A cultivar of the peach distinguished by its skin being smooth, not fuzzy.
    • 1881, R.L. Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque:
      When you see a dish of fruit at dessert, you sometimes set your affections upon one particular peach or nectarine, watch it with some anxiety as it comes round the table, and feel quite a sensible disappointment when it is taken by some one else.

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nectarine (comparative more nectarine, superlative most nectarine)

  1. nectarous; like nectar
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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