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dam·son

 (dăm′zən, -sən)
n.
1. A Eurasian plum tree (Prunus domestica subsp. insititia) cultivated since ancient times for its edible fruit.
2. The oval, bluish-black, juicy fruit of this tree. In both senses also called bullace, damson plum.

[Middle English damson, damacene, from Latin (prūnum) Damascēnum, (plum) of Damascus, from Damascēnus; see damascene.]

damson

(ˈdæmzən)
n
1. (Plants) a small rosaceous tree, Prunus domestica instititia (or P. instititia), cultivated for its blue-black edible plumlike fruit and probably derived from the bullace. See also plum11
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree
[C14: from Latin prūnum Damascēnum Damascus plum]

dam•son

(ˈdæm zən, -sən)

n.
1. a small, dark blue or purple plum.
2. the tree from which it grows, Prunus insititia, native to Asia Minor.
[1350–1400; Middle English damascene, damson < Latin (prūnum) Damascēnum (plum) of Damascus; see Damascene]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damson - dark purple plum of the damson tree
plum - any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
damson plum tree, Prunus domestica insititia, damson plum - plum tree long cultivated for its edible fruit
Translations
اجاس
اجاس

damson

[ˈdæmzən] N (= fruit) → ciruela f damascena; (= tree) → ciruelo m damasceno

damson

[ˈdæmzən] n (= fruit) → prune f de Damas damson jamdamson jam nconfiture f de prunes de Damas

damson

n (= fruit)Damaszenerpflaume f; (= tree)Damaszenerpflaumenbaum m

damson

[ˈdæmzn] n (fruit) → susina or prugna selvatica; (tree) → damaschino, susino selvatico
References in classic literature ?
Michaelmas was come, with its fragrant basketfuls of purple damsons, and its paler purple daisies, and its lads and lasses leaving or seeking service and winding along between the yellow hedges, with their bundles under their arms.
In April follow the double white violet; the wallflower; the stock-gilliflower; the cowslip; flowerdelices, and lilies of all natures; rosemary-flowers; the tulippa; the double peony; the pale daffodil; the French honeysuckle; the cherry-tree in blossom; the damson and plum-trees in blossom; the white thorn in leaf; the lilac-tree.
The jams, as being of a less masculine temperament, and as wearing curlpapers, announced themselves in feminine caligraphy, like a soft whisper, to be Raspberry, Gooseberry, Apricot, Plum, Damson, Apple, and Peach.
Glegg did, if their pastry had a less leathery consistence, and their damson cheese a less venerable hardness than hers; nay, even the peculiar combination of grocery and druglike odors in Mrs.
Cut plums and damsons along seam, twist and pull apart and remove stones.
1Put the damsons, sugar and apple juice in a pan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the damsons have softened.
Eleanor Hoad and Nigel Baker's innovative venture sees unwanted apples, pears, plums and damsons turned into juice and jam or pickles and preserves.
RENOWNED for their strong, sour flavour, damsons are a juicy autumn fruit available from early August.
British Cheese Week takes place from today until October 3, which is great timing as damsons are now just ripe enough to make fabulous chutney to accompany your favourite cheese.
Emma, 23, from Little Neston, is the Merseyside Young Chef of the Year 2008 after impressing judges with a series of dishes using locally-sourced produce, from sea bass to pigeon, honey to damsons.
Think rich claret, bittersweet blueberry and damsons and you've got a taste of the juicy colour that will brighten dull days.
Today n Pick your own damsons at Brockhampton Estate, near Bromyard, Herefordshire.