Clingstone Cling"stone`, a. Having the flesh attached closely to the stone, as in some kinds of peaches. -- n. A fruit, as a peach, whose flesh adheres to the stone. [1913 Webster]

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  • clingstone — ☆ clingstone [kliŋ′stōn΄ ] adj. having pulp that clings to the pit, as some peaches: see FREESTONE n. such a peach …   English World dictionary

  • Clingstone — This article is about the Rhode Island dwelling. For the type of stonefruit, see drupe. Coordinates: 41°28′55.6″N 71°21′11.5″W /  …   Wikipedia

  • clingstone — /kling stohn /, adj. 1. having a pit to which the pulp adheres closely, as certain peaches and plums. n. 2. a clingstone peach. [1695 1705, Amer; CLING1 + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • clingstone — noun Date: 1705 any of various stone fruits (as some peaches or plums) with flesh that adheres strongly to the pit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clingstone — noun A stone fruit having a stone (pit) that clings to the flesh …   Wiktionary

  • clingstone — adj. fruit whose pit clings to it (i.e. peach or plum) n. fruit whose pit clings to it (i.e. peach or plum) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clingstone — noun a peach or nectarine of a variety in which the flesh adheres to the stone. Contrasted with freestone …   English new terms dictionary

  • clingstone — cling·stone …   English syllables

  • clingstone — cling•stone [[t]ˈklɪŋˌstoʊn[/t]] n. 1) bot a peach or other fruit having a pit that clings to the pulp 2) pln the pit itself • Etymology: 1695–1705, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • clingstone — /ˈklɪŋstoʊn/ (say klingstohn) adjective 1. (of fruit) having a stone to which the pulp adheres closely, as certain peaches. –noun 2. a peach with such a stone. Compare slipstone …   Australian English dictionary

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