having a pit to which the pulp adheres closely, as certain peaches and plums.
a clingstone peach.
Compare freestone (sense 2)
“fruit having the pulp adhering firmly to the stone,” 1722, from cling (v.) + stone (n.). Also as an adjective.
[kling-ee] /ˈklɪŋ i/ adjective, clingier, clingiest. 1. apt to ; adhesive or tenacious: a clingy fabric. adj. 1680s, of things, from cling + -y (2). Of persons (especially children) from 1969, though the image of a “clingy vine” in a relationship goes back to 1896. Related: Clinginess.
[klin-ik] /ˈklɪn ɪk/ noun 1. a place, as in connection with a medical school or a hospital, for the treatment of nonresident patients, sometimes at low cost or without charge. 2. a group of physicians, dentists, or the like, working in cooperation and sharing the same facilities. 3. a class or group convening for instruction […]
[klin-i-kuh l] /ˈklɪn ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to a clinic. 2. concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than experimentation or theory. 3. extremely objective and realistic; dispassionately analytic; unemotionally critical: She regarded him with clinical detachment. 4. pertaining to or used in a sickroom: a clinical […]
- Clinical death
noun the condition of a person when heartbeat and respiration have ceased; irreversible loss of function, esp. breathing and consciousness Examples The anatomical basis for the concept of clinical death resides in the loss of brain-stem function. Usage Note medicine