Definition of Japanese plum
1. Noun. Small tree of China and Japan bearing large yellow to red plums usually somewhat inferior to European plums in flavor.
2. Noun. Evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan.
Terms within: Loquat
Group relationships: Eriobotrya, Genus Eriobotrya
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
3. Noun. Yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Eriobotrya Japonica, Japanese Medlar, Loquat, Loquat Tree
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Literary usage of Japanese plum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Japanese plum. From specimens in the herbarium at the Royal Gardens, Kew, ... The Japanese plum is hardy, in some of its varieties, as far north as Ottawa. ..."
2. Proceedings by American Pomological Society (1900)
"The Japanese plum may become more of a family fruit than the European sorts have become, but their uncertainty of fruitage renders this improbable. ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"The Japanese plum is hardy, in some of its varieties, as far north as Ottawa. ... Prunus triflora—Japanese plum. From specimens in the herbarium at the ..."
4. The Plum in Kansas by Kansas State Horticultural Society (1900)
"During its brief stay the Japanese plum has made many warm horticultural ... LH Bailey says: "I am still convinced that the Japanese plum has come to stay. ..."
5. The Survival of the Unlike: A Collection of Evolution Essays Suggested by by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1896)
"Another curious circumstance about this Japanese plum is its comparative ... If, then, the Japanese plum is so much like our own because it has been evolved ..."
6. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"Two of these, named respectively the Delaware and the Hale, were hybrids of a double oriental stock, one parent being the Kelsey, a Japanese plum introduced ..."