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Of or relating to a fruit, especially a peach, having flesh that adheres closely to the stone.
A clingstone fruit, especially a peach.


a. a fruit, such as certain peaches, in which the flesh tends to adhere to the stone
b. (as modifier): a clingstone peach.
Compare freestone2



1. a peach or other fruit having a pit that clings to the pulp.
2. the pit itself.
[1695–1705, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clingstone - fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
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Other articles describe progress with using the technology for peeling fresh clingstone peaches, another canned-goods classic.
While Karns does stock Essential Everyday canned cling peaches, the clear customer favorite is the 29-ounce cans of Karns Konhaus Farms Yellow Clingstone Peaches.
A stone fruit, the peach falls into two categories, clingstone and freestone.
It has nothing to do with being freestone or clingstone.
Peaches are called freestone or clingstone, depending on how strongly the pit is attached.
Peaches are known as a stone fruit, along with plums, apricots, and cherries, and are typically available in freestone or clingstone, describing how the flesh of the peach is attached to the stone, or commonly known as, the pit.
The pit in a freestone peach separates easily from the flesh, while the pit in a clingstone is firmly attached to the fruit.
Next to the pineapple is the breadfruit, which in taste somewhat resembles our clingstone peach.
After such a promising debut over timber, Blue Ride was confidently expected to collect next time, in a similar event at Wincanton on Boxing Day, but only held Clingstone by a short head.
10 is Clingstone rather than laying the odds-on shot.
Blue Ride gave his backers an anxious time over two miles at Wincanton before landing the odds on his last outing when short heading Clingstone despite looking beaten on the turn for home.
Fleshy and juicy-sweet with a hint of tartness, peaches are classified into two main types--freestone and clingstone.