- the drupaceous fruit of any of several trees belonging to the genus Prunus, of the rose family, having an oblong stone.
- the tree itself.
- any of various other trees bearing a plumlike fruit.
- the fruit itself.
- a sugarplum.
- a raisin, as in a cake or pudding.
- a deep purple varying from bluish to reddish.
- Informal. an excellent or desirable thing, as a fine position: The choicest plums went to his old cronies.
- Informal. an unanticipated large increase in money or property, as an unexpected legacy; a windfall: The company offered bonuses and other plums.
- Also called displacer. a large stone used in massive concrete construction.
- extremely desirable, rewarding, profitable, or the like: a plum job in the foreign service.
Origin of plum1
Examples from the Web for plummer
Plummer, however, said Huawei was still interested in U.S. markets.Red Flag Raised on Chinese Telecom Deal
December 3, 2013
Plummer found the film so saccharine that he even developed a nickname for it: “The Sound of Mucus.”
Even though the film is regarded as a classic, Plummer has made it known over the years that he hates the film.
Many, says Plummer, actually pay it at higher rates than Romney.Who Are the 47 Percent? 7 Facts about the Americans Mitt Romney Attacked
September 18, 2012
Plummer, a great stage actor who has played nearly every Shakespearean figure, has always been allergic to sentimentality.Christopher Plummer's Depths
June 2, 2011
Dr Plummer stared at the boy as if he had been a wild beast.
To his surprise Dr Plummer did not strike, but returned quietly to his desk.
“I hoped it would be unnecessary to ask the question twice,” said Dr Plummer.
Dr Plummer was just about to make a communication when I made my belated entry.
The plummer was hear twice yisterday and the cutworms is awfle.The Romance of an Old Fool
- a small rosaceous tree, Prunus domestica, with white flowers and an edible oval fruit that is purple, yellow, or green and contains an oval stoneSee also greengage, damson
- the fruit of this tree
- a raisin, as used in a cake or pudding
- 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
Word Origin and History for plummer
Old English plume "plum, plum tree," from an early Germanic borrowing (cf. Middle Dutch prume, Dutch pruim, Old High German pfluma, pfruma, German Pflaume) from Vulgar Latin *pruna, from Latin prunum "plum," from Greek prounon, later form of proumnon, of unknown origin, perhaps from an Asiatic language (Phrygian?). Also cf. prune (n.). Change of pr- to pl- is peculiar to Germanic. The vowel shortened in early modern English. Meaning "something desirable" is first recorded 1780, probably in reference to the sugar-rich bits of a plum pudding, etc.