stone fruit


Definition of stone fruit 

: a fruit with a stony endocarp : drupe

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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., "The beers and whiskeys of Seven Stills," 1 July 2018 From the calcareous soils of the Kristy Vineyard in Monterey County, the aromatic white wine is juicy and bright, with citrus and stone fruit flavors. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "In search of the Great American Wine," 14 June 2018 What's in season: Apricots and other stone fruit are filling up market stands this time of year, and really beginning to hit their stride. Noelle Carter,, "Tarts, salsa, jam and more ideas for apricots, now in season," 15 June 2018 Trust us: nobody’s ever complained about cold ice cream and hot caramelized stone fruit. 5. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "How Jodi Moreno Makes Simple Summer Cooking Taste Amazing," 16 May 2018 Combine yuzu and half stone fruit in a bar tin and muddle. Sarah Rense, Esquire, "The 5 Best Cocktail Trends for 2018," 8 Feb. 2018 This fungal disease attacks poplars, spruces, and stone fruits. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthy Food By Identifying + Treating These Common Plant Diseases," 21 July 2015 Artist’s rendering of Tree of 40 Fruit: Grafting produces one tree that bears 40 different kinds of stone fruit. Barbara Schreiber, charlotteobserver, "This artist ‘sculpts’ in living trees and fruit. Here’s what he’s doing now in Charlotte," 11 July 2018 Cherries This ruby red stone fruit actually comes in several varieties. NBC News, "8 summer superfoods to eat after a tough workout," 11 July 2018

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circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

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