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[boo l-is]
  1. the damson.
  2. the muscadine.
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Origin of bullace

1300–50; Middle English bolaz; akin to Medieval Latin bolluca, French beloce
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Historical Examples of bullace

  • The plum ideal is the true nature of the plum, but is not the true nature of the bullace.

    What Is and What Might Be

    Edmond Holmes

  • These, and the mulberry, are the most common; next are the bullace and damson.

  • The downiness noticed on the underside of the Bullace leaves is here restricted to the ribs of the leaf.

  • There they also found grapes so prodigiously large, that they seemed more like bullace than grapes.

  • The bullace ideal is realisable (under favourable conditions) by each individual bullace tree,—but the plum ideal is not.

British Dictionary definitions for bullace


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

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