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clingstone

[ kling-stohn ]
/ ˈklɪŋˌstoʊn /
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adjective

having a pit to which the pulp adheres closely, as certain peaches and plums.

noun

a clingstone peach.

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Origin of clingstone

An Americanism dating back to 1695–1705; cling1 + stone
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British Dictionary definitions for clingstone

clingstone
/ (ˈklɪŋˌstəʊn) /

noun

  1. a fruit, such as certain peaches, in which the flesh tends to adhere to the stone
  2. (as modifier)a clingstone peach
Compare freestone (def. 2)
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