Definition of plum
1 : any of various trees and shrubs (genus Prunus) of the rose family with globular to oval smooth-skinned edible fruits that are drupes with oblong seeds; also : the fruit
2 : any of various trees with edible fruits resembling plums; also : the fruit
3a : a raisin when used in dessertsb : sugarplum
4 : something superior or very desirable; especially : something desirable given in return for a favor
5 : a dark reddish purple
plumlikeplay \-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of plum in a Sentence
a bowl of peaches and plums
Dried plums are also called “prunes.”
That deal is a real plum for the contractor.
Recent Examples of plum from the Web
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The mature peach and plum trees add extra appeal, and there is room for backyard fun and pets.
From an intensely cool vineyard in the southern reaches of the Russian River Valley, this wine has gorgeous aromas of pink peppercorn, currant, plum and anise.
Boughs of cedar, white currant and flowering plum hung in bouquets from its corners, and its lip was decorated with prayer flags.
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Origin and Etymology of plum
Middle English, from Old English plūme, modification of Latin prunum plum, from Greek proumnon
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Plum
borough in southwestern Pennsylvania that is a suburb of Pittsburgh population 27,126
PLUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plum for English Language Learners
: a round, juicy fruit that has red or purple skin, sweet yellow flesh, and a hard seed at the center
: something that many people want or think is very good
: a dark reddish-purple color
PLUM Defined for Kids
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