clingstone

(redirected from clingstones)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

cling·stone

 (klĭng′stōn′)
adj.
Of or relating to a fruit, especially a peach, having flesh that adheres closely to the stone.
n.
A clingstone fruit, especially a peach.

clingstone

(ˈklɪŋˌstəʊn)
n
(Botany)
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

cling•stone

(ˈklɪŋˌstoʊn)

n.
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
References in periodicals archive ?
CLINGSTONES typically need to be cut away from the pit and are best pureed or turned into preserves.
Most commercial fresh peaches are freestones; the clingstones are usually processed and never make it to market.
Canning peaches are usually nonmelting clingstones.