beach plum

noun

Definition of beach plum

: a shrubby plum (Prunus maritima) having white flowers and growing chiefly along the northeastern coast of North America also : its edible usually dark purple fruit that is used especially in preserves

Examples of beach plum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Fifty free permits for picking beach plums and cranberries are available in the lottery. Morgan Hughes, BostonGlobe.com, "Curing the flu, wedding dresses for soldiers, and food for the elderly," 13 July 2018 Image Josephine’s Feast, a Brooklyn producer of preserves and condiments made mostly from local ingredients (even foraged beach plums), has welcomed summer with a fragrant new flavor, strawberries and pink Champagne. New York Times, "Strawberry Preserves Worthy of a Champagne Toast," 21 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'beach plum.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of beach plum

1741, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about beach plum

Share beach plum

Statistics for beach plum

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for beach plum

The first known use of beach plum was in 1741

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on beach plum

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with beach plum

Comments on beach plum

What made you want to look up beach plum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to boil down or concentrate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!