<botany> A smooth-skinned variety of peach. Spanish nectarine, the plumlike fruit of the West Indian tree Chrysobalanus Icaco; also called cocoa plum. It is made into a sweet conserve which a largely exported from Cuba.

Origin: Cf. F. Nectarine. See Nectar.

(01 Mar 1998)

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