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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 ?
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.
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.
It''s dark and juicy with plenty of rich damson and baked plums, a hint of coffee on the nose and soft tannins.
Damson Weekend, Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty - visitors can pick their own fruit, learn more about damsons or sample awardwinning damson jam in the tea room.
VISIT the Lake District for Damson Day (April 21) hosted by the Westmoreland Damson Association.
SIR MARK PRESCOTT'S decision to send Red Damson for the finale at Bellewstown was handsomely rewarded when the four-year-old trounced his rivals by 14 lengths in the amateur riders' conditions race.
DAMSON, down the field in the Irish 1,000 Guineas on her reappearance, can restore her reputation by winning the Coronation Stakes (3.
Damson had been a warm order for the Guineas through the winter having impressed on more than one occasion during her juvenile campaign.
DAMSON was trimmed to 8-1 favourite for next season's 1000 Guineas after a thoroughly professional victory at The Curragh yesterday.
The horse who could catapult Wachman into the big time, the unbeaten filly Damson, takes the step up to Group 1 company to confront the boys for the first time in the Independent Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix Stakes.