- Also called damson plum. the small, dark-blue or purple fruit of a plum, Prunus insititia, of the rose family, introduced into Europe from Asia Minor.
- a medium to dark violet.
- of the color damson.
Origin of damson
Examples from the Web for damson
Historical Examples of damson
It was damson preserve Mrs. Smalley had for supper last night.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
There were a great many apple, pear, and damson trees in the garden.Recollections of Old Liverpool
Then come the joyous days of apple-gathering and damson picking.The Child's Book of the Seasons
There was pastry upon a dish; he selected an apricot puff and a damson tart.Shirley
The damson, a small plum, may be safely classed with the Prunus Communis.The Book of Pears and Plums
- a small rosaceous tree, Prunus domestica instititia (or P. instititia), cultivated for its blue-black edible plumlike fruit and probably derived from the bullaceSee also plum 1 (def. 1)
- the fruit of this tree