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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.]
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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]
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dam•son(ˈdæm zən, -sən)
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]
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|Noun||1.||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
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damson[ˈdæmzən] n (= fruit) → prune f de Damas damson jamdamson jam n → confiture f de prunes de Damas
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n (= fruit) → Damaszenerpflaume f; (= tree) → Damaszenerpflaumenbaum m
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