brunion

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English[edit]

White nectarine

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French brugnon.

Noun[edit]

brunion ‎(plural brunions)

  1. A hybrid of a plum and a peach.
    • 1724, Philip Miller, The Gardeners and Florists Dictionary (page 22)
      But no sort of Brunions are in so much Esteem as their Peaches, because they do not quit their Stones.
    • 1855, Marie-Catherine Aulnoy, Fairy Tales (page 453)
      The eldest Fairy put her finger into her mouth and whistled three times, then cried, 'Apricots, peaches, nectarines, brunions, cherries, []
  2. A nectarine

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