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clingstone

[kling-stohn] /ˈklɪŋˌstoʊn/
adjective
1.
having a pit to which the pulp adheres closely, as certain peaches and plums.
noun
2.
a clingstone peach.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705, Americanism; cling1 + stone
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Examples from the web for clingstone
  • The yellow clingstone is preferred because it has a more attractive appearance and better character after processing.
  • clingstone peaches, the flesh clings tightly to the pit, and are used primarily for canning.
British Dictionary definitions for clingstone

clingstone

/ˈklɪŋˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
  1. a fruit, such as certain peaches, in which the flesh tends to adhere to the stone
  2. (as modifier): a clingstone peach
Compare freestone (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for clingstone
n.

"fruit having the pulp adhering firmly to the stone," 1722, from cling (v.) + stone (n.). Also as an adjective.

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