Definition of freestone in English:

freestone

Line breaks: free|stone
Pronunciation: /ˈfriːstəʊn
 
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noun

  • 1 [mass noun] A fine-grained stone which can be cut easily in any direction, in particular a type of sandstone or limestone: the town hall built in the local freestone
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    • 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 stone is easily separated from the flesh when the fruit is ripe: [as modifier]: freestone peaches Contrasted with clingstone.
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    • 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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