from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of aromatic peach of ancient origin, having a smooth, waxy skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cultivar of the peach distinguished by the absence of peachfuzz on the skin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Nectareous.
- n. A smooth-skinned variety of peach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sweet or delicious as nectar.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh
- n. a variety or mutation of the peach that has a smooth skin
From obsolete nectarine, sweet as nectar, from nectar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)