free·​stone | \ ˈfrē-ˌstōn How to pronounce freestone (audio) \

Definition of freestone

1 : a stone that may be cut freely without splitting
2a : a fruit stone to which the flesh does not cling
b : a fruit having such a stone

Examples of freestone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hush allowed the sound of a nearby freestone creek to echo louder in the forest stillness. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2021 From Bishop to Bridgeport there are happy places hiding sparkling lakes, freestone creeks, and thick groves of aspens that have already started to turn yellow as fall approaches. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 2021 La Feliciana is a freestone selection that ripens in early July. Calvin Finch,, 15 Jan. 2021 Skating usually works best in the infertile currents of medium- to fast-moving freestone streams. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, 26 June 2020 Tricos are clambering, slow-water nymphs that often favor the weedy, silty margins of large trout pools, rather than tumbling freestone water. John Merwin, Field & Stream, 23 June 2020 In later June or early July, the La Feliciana freestone peach is a good choice. Calvin Finch,, 9 Jan. 2020 These are the freestone peach variety — known for its fruit falling off the pit — and straight from Georgia's Pearson Farm. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 18 July 2019 Starting the last week of August, Ela will also harvest freestones — peaches with pits that fall right off the fruit’s flesh — as opposed to clings, which do just what their name suggests. Josie Sexton, The Know, 28 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of freestone

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Freestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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