nectarine tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nectarine tree variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh
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Usage

In literature:

A nectarine-tree grew five yards from this tree.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
Yet one bud alone, out of the many thousands borne by the same tree, has suddenly without any apparent cause produced a nectarine.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Where peach and nectarine trees are managed with this paint, they are very rarely either hide-bound or attacked by insects.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Peaches, nectarines, and apricots, as well as plumbs and cherries, grow there upon standard trees.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
The walls are covered with Chinese Wistarias, Japanese Honeysuckle, trained peach trees, nectarines, pears, and plums.
"Beautiful Gardens in America" by Louise Shelton
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In poetry:

The wall-trees are laden with fruit;
The grape, and the plum, and the pear,
The peach and the nectarine, to suit
Every taste, in abundance are there.
"Wasps In A Garden" by Charles Lamb
I know her window, slimly seen
From distant lanes with hawthorn hedged:
Her garden, with the nectarine
Espaliered, and the peach tree, wedged
'Twixt walls of green.
"Overseas" by Madison Julius Cawein