a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe.
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How to use stone fruit in a sentence
Between that and the stone fruit, it’s the equivalent of easing into a cool pool on a hot day.La Bise adds a fun French touch to downtown Washington | Tom Sietsema | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
The only trouble with the crimson stone fruit, also called pie cherries or tart cherries, is that their season is fleeting.
So called for the singular pit or stone at the center — which houses a seed inside — stone fruit, also known as drupes, are generally in season late May through early October in the United States.
There are different types of each of the stone fruit included in this list, but plums are perhaps the most varied.
Compared to other stone fruit, apricots tend to be firmer when ripe and won’t get as juicy.
These fruits are the resulting hybrids from stone-fruit breeding.
Wash, dry and stone fruit; fill with a half marshmallow or blanched almond or chopped nuts and raisins and roll in sugar.The New Dr. Price Cookbook | Anonymous
stone fruit should be gathered in dry weather, and after the dew is off, for if gathered wet it loses colour and becomes mildewed.A Short History of English Agriculture | W. H. R. Curtler
A stone fruit; soft externally with a stone at the center, as the cherry and peach.Handbook of the Trees of New England | Lorin Low Dame
Many were in blossom, others were in fruit; the latter is an oblong little stone fruit of very bitter taste.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia | Ludwig Leichhardt
The inferior ovary becomes a stone-fruit that looks like a berry.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers | Margaret Armstrong
British Dictionary definitions for stone fruit
the nontechnical name for drupe
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