- a shrub, Prunus maritima, of the rose family, of the seashores of northeastern North America, having sharply toothed leaves and white flowers.
- the purple or blackish edible fruit of this shrub.
Origin of beach plum
Examples from the Web for beach plum
Historical Examples of beach plum
Prudence had made a "two-egg cake" and opened a jar of beach-plum preserves to follow the creamed fish and biscuits.Sheila of Big Wreck Cove
James A. Cooper
He went out hurriedly, and, though I shouted after him, he only waved and ducked behind a beach-plum bush.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
- a rosaceous shrub, Prunus maritima, of coastal regions of E North America
- its edible plumlike fruit