bullace

[boo l-is]
|

noun

the damson.
the muscadine.

Nearby words

  1. bull-nosed bow,
  2. bull-ring,
  3. bull-roarer,
  4. bull.,
  5. bulla,
  6. bullae,
  7. bullamakanka,
  8. bullarium,
  9. bullary,
  10. bullate

Origin of bullace

1300–50; Middle English bolaz; akin to Medieval Latin bolluca, French beloce

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bullace


British Dictionary definitions for bullace

bullace

noun

a small Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus domestica insititia (or P. insititia), of which the damson is the cultivated formSee also plum 1 (def. 1)

Word Origin for bullace

C14: from Old French beloce, from Medieval Latin bolluca, perhaps of Gaulish origin

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012