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 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.
- plumlike, adjective
- plum , plumb
Other definitions for Plum (2 of 2)
a city in SW Pennsylvania.
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How to use plum in a sentence
Enforcement of U.S Code, Title VII, Chapter 25A “Export Standards for Grapes and Plums” remains fully funded, thank goodness.
They have putrid California grapes for eyes, puffed-out cheeks of spoiled plums, sweltered eggplant lips.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The plums came off the trees hot from the sun, and I had a cocker spaniel puppy that followed me everywhere I went.
After a night of too much sake, the Japanese rely on a type of dried sour plums called umeboshi.
Indeed it was, a show full of energy, awash in fur, velvet, luxe combat prints and delicious deep plums and purples.
Now, it immediately occurred to Davy that he had never in his whole life had all the plums he wanted at any one time.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
If it be taken from others 'tis like plums stuck upon blackthorns; there they are for a while, but they come to nothing.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
I should have made the dumplings with more fruit in them, master, only Letty cautioned me not to be extravagant with the plums.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
The tea was delicious in its first delicate infusion; the pickled plums most stimulating to a morning appetite.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Mata brought in to them, immediately, hot tea and a small dish of pickled plums.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
British Dictionary definitions for plum (1 of 2)
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
- plumlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for plum (2 of 2)
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