stone fruit


: a fruit with a stony endocarp : drupe

Examples of stone fruit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon the peculiar stone fruit was being used to upsell wide-eyed buyers on overpriced mortgages, pledging that just two or three trees would bear enough fruit to pay them off. Alexander Sammon, Harper's Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 For $135, guests can opt for this six-course meal starting with a stone fruit ceviche amuse-bouche and culminating with a pan-roasted New York steak. Camryn Brewer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Aug. 2023 Ferment stone fruits to make fruit wine, vinegars, kombucha and more. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Aug. 2023 Just as good, though very different, was to use a curacao, which is oranges on a base of brandy or Cognac, so it’s got orange of course but also Cognac flavor—oak, vanilla, and stone fruit. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 14 Oct. 2023 Follow the same process as for apple, stone fruit and pear trees. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2023 Like some other stone fruits, peaches can come in either clingstone or freestone and white or yellow varieties. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 4 Aug. 2023 Depending on the fruit availability in your area, an alternate option is to make this cake with other stone fruits like apricots or peaches. Nik Pugmire, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 July 2023 But even the most mundane stone fruit manages to thrill when wrapped in flaky pastry. Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stone fruit was circa 1534

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“Stone fruit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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