stone fruit

noun

Definition of stone fruit

: a fruit with a stony endocarp : drupe

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From May to September, the juicy stone fruit is in season and ripe for the picking—at least, usually. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here’s How to Pick the Best Peaches Every Single Time," 20 July 2018 Let talented East Bay bartenders perk up your palate with innovative drinks showcasing stone fruit, melons, berries, tomatoes, and other peak-season produce from the Jack London Square Farmers Market. SFChronicle.com, "Party Under the Palms: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market," 10 July 2018 Think stone fruits, like peaches, or berries, which don't need a whole lot of labor to be delicious. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Sugar High: The Surprising Dessert Recipe Perfect for BBQs," 24 May 2017 In any botanist's book that means they're technically classified as fruits — specifically a kind called drupes, a.k.a. stone fruits. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "It Turns Out Olives Are Actually Fruits and Not Vegetables," 11 Dec. 2018 These wines merge savory and fruity flavors perfectly, with a mix of heady saffron and ginger flavors mixing with ripe, lush stone fruit. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The Best Wine for Every Thanksgiving Scenario," 19 Nov. 2018 But lately, the literal stone fruits seem to be falling back into favor. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Feast Your Eyes on the Next Design Must-Have: Antique Marble Apples, Bananas, and Grapes Galore," 19 Oct. 2018 Gooseberry, kiwi and other tropical fruits are followed by stone fruits, lime and wet-stone minerality in this 70/30 chardonnay-pinot noir blend. Michael Austin, The Seattle Times, "Trentodoc is the budget answer to Champagne you need to know," 11 Sep. 2018 One of Seven Stills’ few perennials, the plush Eight Pounds Per BBL leans into the widely popular non-bitter hazy IPA style, banking on muted fleshy stone fruit, ripe gold cantaloupe and subtle guava notes to appeal to the fresh beer-seeking masses. SFChronicle.com, "The beers and whiskeys of Seven Stills," 1 July 2018

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circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

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