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stone fruit

n.
1. See drupe.
2. A fruit from a tree of the genus Prunus, such as a peach or cherry.
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stone fruit

n
(Botany) the nontechnical name for drupe
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stone′ fruit`


n.
a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe.
[1515–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stone fruit - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almondstone fruit - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
almond - oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
peach - downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh
plum - any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
cherry - a red fruit with a single hard stone
elderberry - berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies
Chinese date, Chinese jujube, jujube - dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
olive - one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
drupelet - a small part of an aggregate fruit that resembles a drupe
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The palate displays fresh and lively flavours of lemon and white stone fruit with juicy acidity and minerality on the finish.