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 Cranberry and beach plum picking in Newburyport and Plum Island draws crowds every year, but the US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to remind people that only 50 permits are available. Annika Hom, BostonGlobe.com, "Murals, berry-picking, and military vehicles," 5 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of beach plum

1741, in the meaning defined above

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“Beach plum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beach%20plum. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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