stone fruit

stone fruit
noun Date: circa 1534 a fruit with a stony endocarp ; drupe

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  • Stone fruit — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stone fruit — stone′ fruit n. bot a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe • Etymology: 1515–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • stone fruit — n. any fruit, as a plum, having a stone; drupe …   English World dictionary

  • stone fruit — noun fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube • Syn: ↑drupe • Derivationally related forms: ↑drupaceous (for: ↑drupe), ↑drupelet …   Useful english dictionary

  • stone-fruit — kaulavaisis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Sultingas ar pusiau sausas vaisius (pvz., slyva, migdolas), turintis 3 apyvaisio sluoksnius : ploną paviršinį sluoksnį egzokarpį (luobelę), sultingą ar nesultingą mezokarpį… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • stone fruit — fruit which contains a hard seed in the center (e.g. peach, plum, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stone fruit — a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe. [1515 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • stone fruit — noun a fruit with flesh or pulp enclosing a stone, such as a peach, plum, or cherry …   English new terms dictionary

  • stone fruit — /ˈstoʊn frut/ (say stohn frooht) noun a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or a plum; drupe …   Australian English dictionary

  • stone fruit — A fruit with fleshy pulp that encloses a single seed in a hard shell, (e.g. peach, plum, cherry) …   Combined glossary of agriculture

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