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plum 1

 (plŭm)
n.
1.
a. Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Prunus of the rose family, especially the cultivated species P. domestica and P. salicina, bearing smooth-skinned, fleshy, edible fruit with a single stone.
b. The fruit of any of these trees.
2.
a. Any of several trees bearing plumlike fruit.
b. The fruit of such a tree.
3. A raisin, when added to a pudding or cake.
4. A sugarplum.
5. A dark purple to deep reddish purple.
6. An especially desirable position, assignment, or reward: an ambassadorship granted as a political plum.

[Middle English, from Old English plūme; akin to Old High German phrūma, pflūmo, Greek proumnon, and Latin prūnum, all ultimately from a common unknown source .]

plum 2

 (plŭm) Informal
adv.
Variant of plumb..
adj.
Variant of plumb..

plum

(plʌm)
n
1. (Plants) a small rosaceous tree, Prunus domestica, with white flowers and an edible oval fruit that is purple, yellow, or green and contains an oval stone. See also greengage, damson
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree
3. (Cookery) a raisin, as used in a cake or pudding
4. (Colours)
a. a dark reddish-purple colour
b. (as adjective): a plum carpet.
5. informal
a. something of a superior or desirable kind, such as a financial bonus
b. (as modifier): a plum job.
[Old English plūme; related to Latin prunum, German Pflaume]
ˈplumˌlike adj

plum

(plʌm)
adj, adv
a variant spelling of plumb3, plumb4, plumb5, plumb6

plum1

(plʌm)

n., adj. plum•mer, plum•mest. n.
1. the drupaceous fruit of any of several trees belonging to the genus Prunus, of the rose family, having an oblong stone.
2. the tree itself.
3. any of various other trees bearing a plumlike fruit.
4. the fruit itself.
5. a sugarplum.
6. a raisin, as in a pudding.
7. a deep bluish to reddish purple.
8. an excellent or desirable thing, as a rewarding job.
adj.
9. very desirable or rewarding; plummy.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English plūme (c. German Pflaume) « Greek proûmnon plum, proúmnē plum tree; compare prune1]

plum2

(plʌm)

adj., adv.

plum

  • drupe - A fleshy fruit with thin skin and a central stone (e.g. almonds, cherries, plums, olives), it comes from Latin drupa, "overripe olive," from Greek druppa, "olive."
  • plum, prune - Plum and prune are ultimately the same word, coming from Greek proumnon.
  • plum job - Relates to the 1600s British term "plum" for 1,000 pounds, meaning a serious amount of money.
  • plum pudding - So named because it was originally made with plums—the word was retained to denote "raisin," which became the main ingredient.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plum - any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stoneplum - any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
plum - any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
genus Prunus, Prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
wild plum, wild plum tree - an uncultivated plum tree or shrub
common plum, Prunus domestica - any of various widely distributed plums grown in the cooler temperate areas
bullace, Prunus insititia - small wild or half-domesticated Eurasian plum bearing small ovoid fruit in clusters
big-tree plum, Prunus mexicana - small tree of southwestern United States having purplish-red fruit sometimes cultivated as an ornamental for its large leaves
Canada plum, Prunus nigra - small tree native to northeastern North America having oblong orange-red fruit
cherry plum, myrobalan, myrobalan plum, Prunus cerasifera - small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit
Japanese plum, Prunus salicina - small tree of China and Japan bearing large yellow to red plums usually somewhat inferior to European plums in flavor
Pacific plum, Prunus subcordata, Sierra plum - shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States bearing small red insipid fruit
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.plum - any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
damson, damson plum - dark purple plum of the damson tree
greengage, greengage plum - sweet green or greenish-yellow variety of plum
beach plum - small dark purple fruit used especially in jams and pies
sloe - small sour dark purple fruit of especially the Allegheny plum bush
Victoria plum - a large red plum served as dessert
plum, plum tree - any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
drupe, stone fruit - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
3.plum - a highly desirable position or assignment; "a political plum"
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Adv.1.plum - exactly; "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.plum - completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"

plum

adjective choice, prize, first-class Laura landed a plum job with a smart art gallery.

plum

noun
1. Something given in return for a service or accomplishment:
Idiom: token of appreciation.
2. A person or thing worth catching:
Slang: brass ring.
Translations
بَرْقُوقثَمَر أو شَجَر البَرقوق
švestkaslíva
blomme
pruno
ploomploomipuu
luumuluumupuu
šljiva
szilva
plóma
プラムセイヨウスモモ
서양자두자두자두나무
prunumprunus
pudingas su razinomispyragas su razinomisslyva
plūme
śliwkaśliwa
prună
slivka
slivačešplja
plommonplommonträd
ลูกพลัม
chọn lọcquả mận

plum

[plʌm]
A. N
1. (= fruit) → ciruela f (also plum tree) → ciruelo m
to speak with or have a plum in one's mouth (Brit) → hablar muy engoladamente
2. (= colour) → color m ciruela or (LAm) guinda
3. (fig) it's a real plum (of a) jobes un trabajo fantástico, es un chollo (Sp)
B. CPD plum pudding Npudín m or budín m de pasas
plum tomato Ntomate m pera

plum

[ˈplʌm]
n (= fruit) → prune f
modif [sauce] → aux prunes; [brandy, jam] → de prunes
plum jam → de la confiture de prunes plum tomato, plum tree
adj (= excellent) [role, contract] → en or
plum job → travail m en or

plum

n
(= fruit, tree)Pflaume f; (= Victoria plum, dark blue) → Zwetsch(g)e f; to speak with a plum in one’s mouth (Brit fig inf) → sprechen, als hätte man eine heiße Kartoffel im Mund
(= colour)Pflaumenblau nt
(fig inf: = good job) a real plum (of a job)ein Bombenjob m (inf)
adj attr
(inf) job, positionBomben- (inf), → Mords- (inf)
(colour) → pflaumenblau

plum

:
plum pudding
nPlumpudding m
plum tomato
nEiertomate f, → italienische Tomate
plum tree
nPflaumenbaum m; (= Victoria plum tree)Zwetsch(g)enbaum m

plum

[plʌm]
1. n (fruit) → prugna, susina (also plum tree) → prugno, susino
a real plum (of a job) (fig) (fam) → un lavoro favoloso
2. adj
a. (tart, tree) → di prugne; (plum-coloured) → (color) prugna inv
b. (fig) (fam) a plum roleun ruolo ambito

plum

(plam) noun
a type of fruit, usually dark-red or purple, with a stone in the centre.
plum cake/pudding
(a) cake or pudding containing raisins, currants etc.

plum

بَرْقُوق švestka blomme Pflaume δαμάσκηνο ciruela luumu prune šljiva susina プラム 서양자두 pruim plomme śliwka ameixa слива plommon ลูกพลัม erik quả mận 李子
References in classic literature ?
I wish the wind would come and blow 'em down for us,' panted I, staring up at the plums with longing eyes.
The old man was still sitting in the ornamental garden, like a fly impassive on the face of a loved one who is dead, tapping the last on which he was making the bast shoe, and two little girls, running out from the hot house carrying in their skirts plums they had plucked from the trees there, came upon Prince Andrew.
And this last spring they were white, and such a crop of plums I never remember at Green Gables.
Moreover, I had a secret conviction that the woman I was now in search of would prefer one who had had some experience at being a man, who would bring her not the green plums of his love, but the cunningly ripened nectarines, a man to whom love was something of an art as well as an inspiration.
It was a pretty road, running along between snug farmsteads, with now and again a bit of balsamy fir wood to drive through or a hollow where wild plums hung out their filmy bloom.
He told us all about the Heidelberg road, and which were the best places to avoid and which the best ones to tarry at; he charged me less than cost for the things I broke in the night; he put up a fine luncheon for us and added to it a quantity of great light-green plums, the pleasantest fruit in Germany; he was so anxious to do us honor that he would not allow us to walk out of Heilbronn, but called up Go"tz von Berlichingen's horse and cab and made us ride.
In a country of plantation, first look about, what kind of victual the country yields of itself to hand; as chestnuts, walnuts, pineapples, olives, dates, plums, cherries, wild honey, and the like; and make use of them.
On the table was spread a snow-white tablecloth; upon it was a splendid porcelain service, and the roast goose was steaming famously with its stuffing of apple and dried plums.
And thou, much plumper dame, whom no airy forms nor phantoms of imagination cloathe; whom the well-seasoned beef, and pudding richly stained with plums, delight: thee I call: of whom in a treckschuyte, in some Dutch canal, the fat ufrow gelt, impregnated by a jolly merchant of Amsterdam, was delivered: in Grub-street school didst thou suck in the elements of thy erudition.
At eleven o'clock the locomotive's whistle announced that they were approaching Plum Creek station.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's hair, which bristled on the skirts of his bald head, a plantation of firs to keep the wind from its shining surface, all covered with knobs, like the crust of a plum pie, as if the head had scarcely warehouse-room for the hard facts stored inside.
The prince had spread out near him his purchases, carved boxes, and knick-knacks, paper-knives of all sorts, of which he bought a heap at every watering-place, and bestowed them upon everyone, including Lieschen, the servant girl, and the landlord, with whom he jested in his comically bad German, assuring him that it was not the water had cured Kitty, but his splendid cookery, especially his plum soup.