beach plum

  1. a shrub, Prunus maritima, of the rose family, of the seashores of northeastern North America, having sharply toothed leaves and white flowers.
  2. the purple or blackish edible fruit of this shrub.

Origin of beach plum

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for beach plum

beach plum

  1. a rosaceous shrub, Prunus maritima, of coastal regions of E North America
  2. its edible plumlike fruit
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