American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the pulp adhering firmly to the stone: said of a class of peaches. Clingstone peaches are distinguished from
freestonepeaches, the pulp of which separates readily and cleanly from the stone.
- n. A peach of this class.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the flesh attached closely to the stone, as in some kinds of peaches.
- n. fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
“In general, a peach will either be freestone (pit frees easily from the flesh), or clingstone (pit clings to the flesh and is hard to remove).”
“My mistake was in thinking these would be as easy to pit as Kalamata's and obviously they aren't - it's probably very much like the difference between clingstone peaches and freestones, I'm sure olives are the same.”
“Well I don't eat anti-static fabric sheets so I'm more than happy to sample a clingstone.”
“I've always wondered if Tyty had a good sense of humor or were a frightening group of people becaus theire return label on the clingstone package featured a man holding a shotgun.”
“According to Gene Logsdon, clingstone peaches are the best tasting ever but nobody likes them because they are not "cling-free.”
“I ordered from them before because they were the only place I could find clingstone peaches.”
“Yellow varieties were developed mainly after 1850, and firm clingstone varieties have been bred mainly for drying, canning, and improved tolerance of shipping and handling.”
“Their flesh may be white or yellow, and either firm or melting, strongly attached to the large central stone (clingstone) or easily detached (freestone).”
“Varieties of the Asian species Santa Rosa, elephant heart, and many others tend to be larger, rounder, from yellow to red to purple, clingstone, and often melting.”
“When the mango is ripe, its meat is yellow and pulpy and quite fibrous near the stone, to which it adheres as does a clingstone peach.”
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