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.
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How to use beach plum in a sentence
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
"I don't see how you make sech beach-plum preserves, Miss Davis," exclaimed the lady from Nantucket.Cap'n Eri | Joseph Crosby Lincoln
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
But she was glad to learn all that was known about the beach plum Point hermit.Ruth Fielding Down East | Alice B. Emerson
She skirted the outlying clumps of bayberry and beach plum bushes and entered the grove.Keziah Coffin | Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for beach plum
a rosaceous shrub, Prunus maritima, of coastal regions of E North America
its edible plumlike fruit
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