stone fruit


Definition of stone fruit

: a fruit with a stony endocarp : drupe

Examples of stone fruit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This wine, retailing for $800, has aromas that include thyme, pine and stone fruit. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2021 On the nose, there are notes of red berries, nuts and stone fruit. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 The Betsek First Growth 2017, offers up gorgeous aromatics of spice and honey with a concentration of stone fruit, hit with black pepper on an endless finish. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2021 Instead of covering your precious stone fruit and berries with a time-intensive laborious lattice, opt for a press-in tart crust that’s crisp, light, sweet, and just as buttery. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 23 Nov. 2021 When making fruit jam, which is technically small chunks of fruit cooked with sugar, stone fruit works well because the fruit is soft enough to break down during cooking while also retaining some pieces for a pleasant, chewy texture. Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2021 The Highland peat delivers an intensely smoky and sweet flavor intermingled with Benriach’s stone fruit notes. Richard Carleton Hacker, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2021 On the palate, there are notes of fig, date and prune, along with golden raisin, stone fruit notes of apricot and some peach and tropical fruit notes of melon, mango and a touch of pineapple. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 Cooking columnist Ben Mims follows up stone fruit jam with his take on autumnal apple butter. Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of stone fruit

circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stone fruit was circa 1534

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13 Jan 2022

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“Stone fruit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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