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stone fruit

noun
1.
a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25
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Examples for stone fruit
  • Peaches and nectarines account for the bulk of stone fruit production, followed by plums and prunes.
  • Growers must insure all their acreage of a particular type of stone fruit in a county.
  • Engineering resistance to multiple stone fruit viruses through expression of chimeric hairpins.
  • We are also investigating the possibility of creating marketable stoneless stone fruit varieties.
  • It initially sold stone fruit, but expanded to citrus this season.
  • Three genera of nematodes are generally recognized as causing economic damage in stone fruit orchards.
British Dictionary definitions for stone fruit

stone fruit

noun
1.
the nontechnical name for drupe
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