Definition of clingstone in US English:



  • A peach or nectarine of a variety in which the flesh adheres to the stone.

    Contrasted with freestone (sense 2)
    • ‘His next adventure will be with ‘Peento’ or doughnut peach, a white-fleshed clingstone peach with a sunken center.’
    • ‘Most non-melting types are clingstone, meaning the flesh adheres to the pit when ripe.’
    • ‘They are generally larger than clingstones with a firmer, less juicy texture but still with a sweet taste.’
    • ‘Yellow clingstone peaches are the most popular for this purpose.’
    • ‘The commercial industry uses clingstones for peaches canned in various levels of syrup.’