Definition of freestone in English:
1Rock that can be cut easily in any direction, in particular a fine-grained sandstone or limestone of uniform texture.
[from Old French franche pere 'excellent rock']
- Whilst the greater part was just ordinary stone, many decorative elements were carved out of freestone such as sandstones and limestone.
- The ten-bay barn is of limestone with freestone dressings and diagonal buttresses.
- He has learnt all the skills of carving freestone.
2A stone fruit in which the pit is easily separated from the flesh when the fruit is ripe: [as modifier]: freestone peaches Contrasted with clingstone.
More example sentences
- Its freestone fruit - about average in size - has an attractive pinkish-orange skin.
- Varieties There are two categories of peach, clingstone and freestone, distinguished by the ease with which the flesh comes away from the stone.
- Use chunks of ripe pineapple, halves of slightly under-ripe apricots or freestone peaches.
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