stone fruit

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noun

a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe.

Nearby words

  1. stone cold,
  2. stone crab,
  3. stone curlew,
  4. stone dead,
  5. stone deaf,
  6. stone fungus,
  7. stone heart,
  8. stone lantern,
  9. stone lily,
  10. stone marten

Origin of stone fruit

First recorded in 1515–25

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British Dictionary definitions for stone fruit

stone fruit

noun

the nontechnical name for drupe
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