• WordNet 3.6
    • n nectarine a variety or mutation of the peach that has a smooth skin
    • n nectarine variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nectarine nĕk`tẽr*ēn" (Bot) A smooth-skinned variety of peach.
    • a Nectarine nĕk"tẽr*ĭn Nectareous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nectarine Sweet or delicious as nectar.
    • n nectarine A variety of the common peach, from which its fruit differs only in having a rind devoid of down and a firmer pulp. Both fruits are sometimes found growing on the same tree. See peach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nectarine sweet as nectar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. nectarine,. See Nectar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. nektar; ety. dub.


In literature:

Here is likewise plenty of other sorts; but no nectarines.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
His sudden feeling for her was the painful sensation of one who sees a ripe nectarine hanging within reach.
"Fraternity" by John Galsworthy
Apricots, nectarines, and large plums maybe preserved in the same manner.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
That unripe nectarine had been plucked and eaten years ago.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
She just ate a little potatoes, one egg, some nectarines, bread and butter, and drank a little milk.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
And then she had a nectarine-and-mulberry tea.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
So permanent are the characters thus suddenly acquired, that a nectarine produced by bud-variation has propagated itself by seed.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Take peaches, apricots, and nectarines, when they are full of juice, pare them, and take out the stones.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Green eyes, adores fruit, particularly tangerine oranges and nectarines.
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère
Fine nectarines, peaches, and apricots.
"A History of the Cries of London" by Charles Hindley

In poetry:

For awhile our all-nectarine breath
Would embalm thy dear Mistress's bow'r,
But soon should we wither in death,
Th' expanse and perfume of an hour."
"Morning Walk" by Laura Sophia Temple
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
And here are peaches with their ruddy cheeks
And ripe transparency. Here nectarines bloom,
All mottled as with discontinuous streaks.
And spread a fruity fragrance through the room.
"A Basket of Summer Fruit" by Charles Harpur
Not so—we have sat at a banquet whose board
Of all that it offers leaves something in store;
We have tasted a cup whence the nectarine draught
Is sweet on the lip when we drink it no more.
"To a Friend, on Taking Leave of Oare" by Caroline Fry

In news:

Flat of ripe white nectarines (about 15) saturated syrup 1 Tbsp.
Add the peaches and nectarines to the water-and-sugar mixture and poach for 3 minutes.
Remove the peaches and nectarines from the liquid and peel them.
Two cups coarsely chopped nectarines .
3 ripe but firm nectarines , chopped.
The nectarines , strawberries and cream in this strawberry parfait recipe are laced with a sweet wine syrup.
2 ripe but firm nectarines , thinly sliced.
Combine nectarines and strawberries in a medium bowl and toss with 1/4 cup of the wine syrup.
Sweet ripe nectarines pair with peppery arugula and a hit of salty Parmesan and prosciutto in this outstanding side salad.
2 ripe nectarines , cut into wedges.
2 ripe but firm nectarines, thinly sliced.
Nectarine recipes could be just peachy .
Conversely, I find flour to be the perfect thickener for a nectarine pie.
The 1987 Riesling was amazingly fresh and vibrant, with tangy nectarine flavors.
Serve on plate with thin slices of fresh nectarine and extra nectarine sauce.