freestone

noun
free·stone | \ˈfrē-ˌstōn \

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

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Some growers also are starting to harvest TexRoyal and Sentinel, which are semi-freestone varieties. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "Peach lovers rejoice: Hill Country having one of the best harvests in years," 25 May 2018 The season peaks from late June through July, with freestone varieties that include Lorings, Red Globes, Dixielands, Ruston Reds, Bounties and Redskins. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "Peach lovers rejoice: Hill Country having one of the best harvests in years," 25 May 2018 The Lands have decided to stick with freestone varieties since that’s what their customers ask for. Ben Johnson, ajc, "Learn to make West Egg’s fried pie using in-season peaches," 2 Aug. 2017 A freestone peach can be cut in half cleanly, as the pit falls right out. Julia Black, Bon Appetit, "6 Peach Desserts That Are the Definition of Summer," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of freestone

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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