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damson

[ dam-zuh n, -suh n ]
/ ˈdæm zən, -sən /
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noun

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.

adjective

of the color damson.

Nearby words

damrosch, walter johannes, damsel, damsel bug, damselfish, damselfly, damson, damson cheese, damyankee, damão, dan, dan buoy

Origin of damson

1350–1400; Middle English damascene, damson < Latin (prūnum) Damascēnum (plum) of Damascus; see Damascene
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damson

/ (ˈdæmzən) /

noun

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

Word Origin for damson

C14: from Latin prūnum Damascēnum Damascus plum
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