Definition of Damson

1. Noun. Dark purple plum of the damson tree.

Exact synonyms: Damson Plum
Generic synonyms: Plum
Group relationships: Damson Plum, Damson Plum Tree, Prunus Domestica Insititia



Definition of Damson

1. n. A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; -- called also damask plum.

Definition of Damson

1. Noun. A deciduous tree, ''Prunus insititia'', native to Eurasia and related to the plum. ¹

2. Noun. The edible fruit of this tree. ¹

3. Adjective. The color of the fruit of this tree, a very deep purple. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Damson

1. a small purple plum [n -S]

Medical Definition of Damson

1. A small oval plum of a blue colour, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; called also damask plum. Origin: OE. Damasin the Damascus plum, fr. L. Damascenus. See Damascene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Damson

dampproofs
damps
dampth
dampy
dams
damsel
damsel in distress
damselfish
damselfishes
damselflies
damselfly
damsels
damsels in distress
damsire
damsires
damson (current term)
damson plum
damson plum tree
damsons
dan
dan buoy
danaid
danaid butterfly
danaite
danalite
danalites
danazol
danazols
danbaite
danburite

Literary usage of Damson

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1. The Fruits and Fruit-trees of America: Or, the Culture, Propagation, and by Andrew Jackson Downing, Charles Downing (1900)
"Black damson. Early damson of many. The common oval Blue damson is ... As the damson is frequently produced from seed, it varies somewhat in character. ..."

2. Modern Cookery, in All Its Branches: Reduced to a System of Easy Practice by Eliza Acton (1858)
"damson SOLID. (GOOD.) Pour the juice from some damsons which have stood for a ... EXCELLENT damson CHEESE. When the fruit has been baked or stewed tender, ..."

3. Modern Cookery, for Private Families: Reduced to a System of Easy Practice by Eliza Acton (1860)
"damson JAM. (VERY GOOD.) The fruit for this jam should be freshly gathered ... damson JELLY. Bake separately in a very slow oven, or boil in a pan or copper ..."

4. The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1896)
"damson Jelly. Wipe and pick over damsons; then prick several times with a large pin. ... damson ..."

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