freestone

noun
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 La Feliciana is a freestone selection that ripens in early July. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Your guide to growing peach trees in your San Antonio backyard," 15 Jan. 2021 Skating usually works best in the infertile currents of medium- to fast-moving freestone streams. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, "Skate, Skitter, and Twitch Dry Flies for Trout," 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, "How to Fish for Trout During the Summer Trico Hatch," 23 June 2020 In later June or early July, the La Feliciana freestone peach is a good choice. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Backyard fruit trees in San Antonio: What you need to know," 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, "Massively popular peach truck coming back to metro Detroit: Where to find it," 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, "From peach foie gras to boozy slushies, 20 ways to eat peaches at Denver restaurants right now," 28 Aug. 2019 Fresh peaches are organized into two types: freestone (peaches where the fruit easily pulls away from the pit) and clingstone (the fruit clings to the pit). Callie Blount, al, "How to make homemade peach frozen yogurt," 15 Aug. 2019 Available starting in June each year, freestone peaches are perfect for canning. Callie Blount, al, "How to make homemade peach frozen yogurt," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of freestone

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Freestone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freestone. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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