red plum


Definition of red plum

1 : a red-fruited plum specifically : either of two American wild plums (Prunus americana and P. nigra)
2 : a variable color averaging a dark purplish red that is bluer and duller than pansy purple or raisin, bluer and paler than Bokhara or dahlia purple (see dahlia purple sense 1), and bluer and less strong than redgrape

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About red plum

Dictionary Entries Near red plum

red pine

red plum


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for red plum

Cite this Entry

“Red plum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!