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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What agony it was to him to look back upon those golden hours, when he, too, had a place beneath the shadow of the plum tree! When he, too, had been of the elect, through whom the country is governed--when he had had a bung in the campaign barrel for his own!
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. Now and then limestone cliffs and promontories advanced upon the river, making picturesque headlands.
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.
Cherry plum tree grows to about 8-12 meters in height and has smooth dark brown, green or purple red, ovate leaves.
The Romantic poet is said to have composed the work "on a few scraps of paper" under a plum tree in his garden in Hampstead, London, in just one morning.
The priestess and the flying plum tree: Shinto priestess Hiroko Takayama reads in front of Daizafu Tenmangu shrine in Fukuoka, next to a plum tree fabled to have flown there from Kyoto.
If you have good clay or soil that drains easily you might want to plant a plum tree. They have quite high moisture demands but hate water logged soil and this is a great month for planting them, in the dormant season just before growth starts in late winter.