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stone fruit

a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe.
Origin of stone fruit
1515-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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

the nontechnical name for drupe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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