stone fruit

noun

Definition of stone fruit

: a fruit with a stony endocarp : drupe

Examples of stone fruit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Spanish variety flaunts a touch of creaminess to balance a profile packed with tropical and stone fruit. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "These under-the-radar grapes are gaining attention with Arizona winemakers. Here's why," 10 Oct. 2020 For dessert, there’s a refreshing sounding stone fruit crostata or decadent caramel chocolate budino. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Here’s where to eat during Maryland’s restaurant week, which starts today," 18 Sep. 2020 For those who want to try something other than a juice bomb, this is a good call, with its slight stone fruit way in the background. Marc Bona, cleveland, "14 beers to sip in September (photos)," 6 Sep. 2020 The 2017 Artisan White mixes a mouthful of varieties – Gewurztraminer, Semillon, Orange Muscat and more – in an especially aromatic wine delivers tangy stone fruit flavors. Chris Macias, SFChronicle.com, "Wente: a must-stop winery with lots of history," 3 Aug. 2020 Prune peach, plum and other stone fruit trees now to keep them short for easy access. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "September chores for home gardeners," 5 Sep. 2020 This full-bodied southern France variety tends to surprise with its dry, stone fruit with a hint of butter palate. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "Want to sound like an Arizona wine expert? Here are 10 grape varietals you need to know," 1 Sep. 2020 Bright lemon pairs with ripe banana and subtle stone fruit, making this a juicy treat. Lee Svitak Dean, Star Tribune, "FAIRDAILY082720.beer," 19 Aug. 2020 Well is crisp with juicy notes of lemon and stone fruit. Chris Macias, SFChronicle.com, "Murrieta’s Well: This Livermore winery has a bouncer," 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of stone fruit

circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

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“Stone fruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stone%20fruit. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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