pit·​ted | \ ˈpi-təd How to pronounce pitted (audio) \

Definition of pitted

: marked with pits

Examples of pitted in a Sentence

the pitted surface of the bowl a man with pitted and scarred cheeks
Recent Examples on the Web And don’t forget to add a bowl of pitted olives, perhaps a festive mixture of green and black. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Serve up a simple New Year’s Eve family celebration," 30 Dec. 2020 Garnish with a long straw and baby corn, large pitted black olive and cherry pepper, all on a stick. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "More than a mint julep. You'll definitely want to try these at-home Kentucky Derby recipes," 12 Aug. 2020 The open workroom, with its pitted and cracked concrete floor, smelled of industrial-strength bleach and apple peels. Shane Mitchell, Saveur, "Preserving Tradition: Inside One of Appalachia’s Last Communal Canneries," 21 Feb. 2018 Experiment with different flavorings such as: soaked pitted dates; maple syrup or honey; cinnamon; vanilla extract; grated ginger root; citrus zest. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Claire’s tip of the week: How to make, and use, cashew cream," 27 Sep. 2019 So Pitted’s jagged, jarring punk made for one of last year’s best local records, and its raw two-guitar attack was just as vicious live. Andrew Gospe, The Seattle Times, "Notes and observations from Upstream Music Fest Day 1," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of pitted

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Pitted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitted. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pitted

of a fruit : with the pit removed
: having many small holes or dents : having many pits

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