stone fruit

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stone fruit (plural stone fruits)

  1. any fruit with a soft fleshy exterior surrounding a hard pit or stone containing the seed
    Synonym: drupe
    Hyponyms: apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, date, mango, olive, almond, coffee, pistachio, jujube
  2. any plant in the genus Prunus

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  • References to "the stone fruits", or to stone fruits as a class are usually references to Prunus.


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