stone fruit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stone fruit fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stone fruit (Bot) any fruit with a stony endocarp; a drupe, as a peach, plum, or cherry.
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Usage

In literature:

Grosbeaks also eat berries and stone fruit.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Again, Denyer's Victoria and Goliath bear fruit closely resembling each other, but their stones are widely different.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
Why were you deaf to me and desirous of gathering fruits where there are only stones?
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
In preparing the pudding have all the fruit stoned and cut, but not too fine, the almonds blanched and chopped.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Chop the blanched nuts of the stones and add to the fruit (2 nuts to each pound).
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
Then it must be a fruit or a stone.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Sweetmeats keep best in glass jars; unglazed stone pots answer very well for common fruit.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
Add spices also as the jar grows, and if almond flavor is approved, kernels of all the stone fruit, well blanched.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
WEEVIL, injury done to stone-fruit by, in North America, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The Peach-stone would be set presently after the Fruit is eaten, some quantity of the flesh of the Peach remaining about the stone.
"A New Orchard And Garden" by William Lawson
Stone and pare the fruit, and, as you pare, sprinkle some sugar under and over them.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
There are few things a parrot prefers to nuts and the stones of various fruits.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph, Volume 1, Number 2, February, 1897" by anonymous
Stone fruits should be budded; and all fruits may be made to do well budded.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
But stone-fruits require lime.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
Remove fruit and fill a sterilized stone jar.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
I think there is more money to be made on our high upland in pears, small fruits, and stone fruits.
"The Apple" by Various
The buildings are lofty and of solid stone, and the country abounds with fruit-trees and cattle.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
Only fruits of stone can be plucked here.
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
Only fruits of stone can be plucked here.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
When the fruit has stoned, the temperature may be raised to 60 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

There childhood flung its rustling stone,
There venturous boyhood learned to climb,—­
How well the early graft was known
Whose fruit was ripe ere harvest-time!
"The New Eden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He threw some stones of divers shapes
The luscious fruit to jar off:
It made him ill to see the grapes
So near and yet so far off.
His throws were strong, his aim was fine,
But "Never touched me!" said the vine.
"The Ambitious Fox And The Unapproachable Grapes" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Middle West Spirits won gold medals for its OYO Honey Vanilla Bean and OYO Stone Fruit vodkas in the flavored vodka category.
Nectarines are a stone fruit (it means they have a pit) that are at their peak in mid- to late summer.
It's time to get your final fix of the season of stone fruit , both at farmers markets and the grocery store.
Stone fruit can be fun to play around with, and a recipe for one kind is a recipe for almost all.
Tasting the rainbow at CUESA's Stone Fruit Tour.
Stone Fruit Martini Venue 3609 West 32nd Avenue 303-477-0477 www.venuebistro.com.
It's time to get your final fix of the season of stone fruit, both at farmers markets and the grocery store.
Stone fruit can be fun to play around with, and a recipe for one kind is a recipe for almost all.
Stone-Fruit Salad With Sugared Berries.
Stone Fruit Martini Venue 3609 West 32nd Avenue 303-477-0477 www.venuebistro.com.
Plums, Pluots & Apricots Recipe Contest Winner: Stone Fruit Gazpacho .
Monks climb stone steps to a hillside shrine, where local men and women leave offerings of flowers and fruit.
The winners of the 7th Annual Lyons Pie Baking Contest at The Stone Cup are: Fruit – Carol Marra, Pumpkin – Carolyn Kern, and Pecan – Nancy Van Domelen/Maya Lekarczyk.
Of all the stone fruits, plums are some of the most varied.
Any combination of stone fruits can be used for this dessert.
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