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

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This is a freestone stream where the Stanislaus runs through boulder gardens and pools. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "5 spots to river snorkel in California," 20 June 2019 That dovetails with the beginning of the freestone peach season (when the fruit falls easily off of the pit), coveted by Texas peach fans. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "Dreaming of peach cobbler? Check out this farm store and orchard 45 minutes from Dallas," 18 June 2019 Either one can be clingstone (where the pit adheres to the fruit's flesh) or freestone (where the pit can be easily removed). Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "Peach vs. Nectarine: What's the Difference Between the Two?," 30 May 2019 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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