a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe.
the nontechnical name for
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
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.