- having a pit to which the pulp adheres closely, as certain peaches and plums.
- a clingstone peach.
Origin of clingstone
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Examples from the Web for clingstone
It resembles Elberta in size, shape and season but is a clingstone.
This clingstone ripens in September and attains the size of Elberta.
Fruit large, round, with a yellow surface; clingstone; very good.
The pit is small and clingstone; size of fruit is about 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
Fruits very large, of yellow color throughout; meat very firm; clingstone.
- a fruit, such as certain peaches, in which the flesh tends to adhere to the stone
- (as modifier)a clingstone peach
Word Origin and History for clingstone
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