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More fully "Newington peach". Any of several varieties of clingstone peach and nectarine. Frequently with distinguishing word, as "early Newington", "late Newington", "old Newington".
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Parkinson (1566/7–1650), apothecary and herbalist. Probably from the place name Newington (of which there are several examples in the south of England).
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