plum tree


slang : a source of advantage (as political favors or appointments)
never one to hesitate before shaking the plum tree for himself or his intimates

Word History


Middle English plumtre, from Old English plūmtrēow, from plūme plum + trēow tree

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“Plum tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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