stone fruit


Definition of stone fruit

: a fruit with a stony endocarp : drupe

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Adding some ripe stone fruit to the mix is a little more exciting. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Snack your way to dinner with these 8 recipes," 22 Aug. 2019 The state is the largest user of chlorpyrifos — more than 900,000 pounds of it was applied in 2017 to almonds, grapes, citrus, alfalfa, stone fruit, cotton and other crops, according to state data. Los Angeles Times, "Trump defended a pesticide linked to developmental disorders. California will ban it," 14 Aug. 2019 The Lawsons also use graywater to irrigate the stone fruit trees. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Tanks, swales put rainwater to eco-friendly use," 11 July 2019 Wines will come in from Greece and the Aegean Islands, and include varietals like assyrtiko, a crisp and dry white with notes of citrus and stone fruit. Grace Wong,, "Wood fired-cooking focused Good Fortune opens in Logan Square Thursday, plus more restaurant openings," 14 Aug. 2019 Peaches are a member of the stone fruit family, along with nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "8 Health Benefits of Peaches," 7 Aug. 2019 This workshop will include a step-by-step presentation with a focus on berries and stone fruits., "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Orchid sale, miniature rose show and more," 26 July 2019 If the combination of prosciutto and melon rings your chimes, try prosciutto with any of many other sweet or ripe fruits: mango, papaya, stone fruit (peach, plum, apricot, nectarine), pineapple, orange, muscat grapes, kiwi, star fruit, and so on. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Tips on complementing summer flavors in the kitchen," 23 July 2019 Monkey Bread: Pizza dough gets re-purposed on the dessert menu with the help of some sugar, fleur de sel, stone fruit, caramel dipping sauce and whipped cream. Justin Phillips,, "Square Pie Guys brings Detroit-style pizza to Mission Street," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of stone fruit

circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

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