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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.
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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
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1. a peach or other fruit having a pit that clings to the pulp.
2. the pit itself.
[1695–1705, Amer.]
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
CLINGSTONES typically need to be cut away from the pit and are best pureed or turned into preserves.
Canning peaches are usually nonmelting clingstones.
For clingstones, slip skin off blanched fruit, then cut 3/8-inch-thick slices into the pit, lifting each slice away from the pit.

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