greengage

noun

green·​gage ˈgrēn-ˌgāj How to pronounce greengage (audio)
: 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

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Word History

Etymology

green + Sir William Gage †1820 English botanist

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greengage was in 1718

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Cite this Entry

“Greengage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greengage. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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