adjective, plum·mer, plum·mest.
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Origin of plum
OTHER WORDS FROM plumplumlike, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH plumplum , plumb.
Words nearby plum
Definition for plum (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for plum
It was popularized as a holiday dessert in 16th-century England and also is known as Christmas pudding or plum pudding.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At least those parents whose kids landed the plum roles will be.
Central won thirty-three consecutive games, and Suffridge became a plum for the college recruiters.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After realizing how difficult this plum post would be, “Biden” writes that he “wised up and settled on my current fallback plan.”Speed Read: 11 Best Bits from Joe Biden Satire ‘The President of Vice’|Caroline Linton|January 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the GOP, controversialists like John Bolton and Elliott Abrams get plum foreign-policy jobs.
And, when the upper shell was raised, on every dish lay a plum.Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books|Horatia K. F. Eden
It feeds on blackthorn in May and June, and will eat the foliage of almost any kind of plum.The Butterflies of the British Isles|Richard South
In that plum pudd'ner that got in last week—what's her name?There She Blows!|William Hussey Macy
That one is the thumb;And this one wants a plum; This one says, “Where do they grow?”
The parson's wife had sent in a plum pudding, the squire a bottle of old port.An Old English Home|S. Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for plum (1 of 2)
- a dark reddish-purple colour
- (as adjective)a plum carpet
- something of a superior or desirable kind, such as a financial bonus
- (as modifier)a plum job