plum tree


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Noun1.plum tree - any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stoneplum tree - 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
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It extended along the foot of a rocky ridge, but was little better than a wilderness of weeds, with here and there a matted rosebush, or a peach or plum tree, grown wild and ragged, and covered with moss.
Having gone round the corner of the hothouse to the ornamental garden, he saw that the carved garden fence was broken and branches of the plum trees had been torn off with the fruit.
Those blue plum trees hadn't even a blossom for three years, and I thought they might as well be cut down.
An' there'll be peach an' plum trees in bloom against th' walls, an' th' grass'll be a carpet o' flowers.
The banks were generally alluvial, and thickly grown with cottonwood trees, intermingled occasionally with ash and plum trees.
She was standing outside the garden fence, in the shadow of a great pine tree, looking not at him, for she was unaware of his presence, but at the virginal bloom of the plum trees in a far corner, with all her delight in it outblossoming freely in her face.
Contract awarded for Maehyangri return gongyeoji plum tree planting construction
The fruit hangs on the tree for six weeks, much longer than a traditional plum tree.
The python would have most likely caught its prey by lunging at and then coiling around the wallaby while it was eating fruits that had fallen from a plum tree, before squeezing it to death, he added.
Work on the Goscombe pub in Canton's Cowbridge Road East begins this week, with the venue set to be renamed the Plum Tree.
African Plum Tree Bark Extract - The extract of the bark of the African plum tree (pygeum africanum) is currently used in the US and Europe in the treatment of enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH).
Apple, pear and plum tree owners are being invited to sign up to the scheme.