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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 of clingstone
1695-1705
1695-1705, Americanism; cling1 + stone
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  • Varieties—are divided into freestone and clingstone, with quite a number in each class.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • It resembles Elberta in size, shape and season but is a clingstone.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • This clingstone ripens in September and attains the size of Elberta.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Fruit large, round, with a yellow surface; clingstone; very good.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Said to be the earliest, good, clingstone peach; tree prolific and productive.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The pit is small and clingstone; size of fruit is about 1-1/2 inches in diameter.

  • Some pomologists rank it as identical with Elberta in growth and appearance except that it is a clingstone.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Fruits very large, of yellow color throughout; meat very firm; clingstone.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Fruit large, round, yellow, blushed with red; clingstone; ripens in Missouri about the middle of September.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Though often put down as a clingstone it is, when well grown, a semi-cling and sometimes the stone is free.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
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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