greengage

noun
green·​gage | \ ˈgrēn-ˌgāj How to pronounce greengage (audio) \

Definition of greengage

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

Examples of greengage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 24 July 2018 Why not gorgeous bowls of transparent greengage plums? Tamar Adler, Vogue, 17 May 2018 Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 24 July 2018 Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 24 July 2018 Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 24 July 2018 Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 24 July 2018 Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 24 July 2018 Try greengages for their unique buttery texture and sweetness. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 24 July 2018 See More

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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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“Greengage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greengage. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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