- a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe.
Origin of stone fruit
First recorded in 1515–25
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Examples from the Web for stone fruit
These fruits are the resulting hybrids from stone-fruit breeding.The Secrets of Hybrid Fruit
January 22, 2010
The inferior ovary becomes a stone-fruit that looks like a berry.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
Farewell, thou horn tree, that bearest nothing but stone-fruit!The Works of John Marston
Weevil, injury done to stone-fruit by, in North America, ii.
The drupe or stone-fruit, which consists of a hard stone surrounded by a fleshy covering, as the plum and the cherry.Field and Woodland Plants
William S. Furneaux
Consorted with any stone-fruit it should impart these qualities in some degree to the resulting tree.The Peaches of New York
U. P. Hedrick
- the nontechnical name for drupe
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