greengage

noun
green·​gage | \ˈgrēn-ˌgāj \

Definition of greengage 

: any of several rather small rounded greenish or greenish-yellow cultivated plums

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Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "8 Fruit Trees You Can Grow Right on Your Porch," 24 July 2018 Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "8 Fruit Trees You Can Grow Right on Your Porch," 24 July 2018 Why not gorgeous bowls of transparent greengage plums? Tamar Adler, Vogue, "What Statement Should Your Wedding Cake Make?," 17 May 2018 Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "8 Fruit Trees You Can Grow Right On Your Balcony," 4 Apr. 2017 The heady and imaginative flavors currently on her slate are blackberry and bay leaves, raspberry and hibiscus flower and greengage and fennel pollen. Aimee Farrell, New York Times, "The Soothing Art of Cooking Seasonal Jam," 4 Jan. 2017 But there are a number of great plums out there, from the unassuming but sweet and flavorful Greengage, to dark, oblong Italian prune plums, which make perfect baking fruit. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Plums are in season. We have recipes," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of greengage

1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for greengage

green + Sir William Gage †1820 English botanist

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