Definition of Plum

1. Noun. Any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone.

2. Adverb. Exactly. "Fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"
Exact synonyms: Plumb
Language type: Colloquialism

3. Noun. Any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit, Drupe, Stone Fruit
Specialized synonyms: Damson, Damson Plum, Greengage, Greengage Plum, Beach Plum, Sloe, Victoria Plum
Group relationships: Plum Tree

4. Adverb. Completely; used as intensifiers. "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
Exact synonyms: Clean, Plumb
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular

5. Noun. A highly desirable position or assignment. "A political plum"
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot

Definition of Plum

1. n. The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus domestica, and of several other species of Prunus; also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree.

2. n. Something likened to a plum in desirableness; a good or choice thing of its kind, as among appointments, positions, parts of a book, etc.

Definition of Plum

1. Noun. The edible, fleshy stone fruit of ''Prunus domestica'', often of a dark red or purple colour. ¹

2. Noun. The stone-fruit tree which bears this fruit, ''Prunus domestica''. ¹

3. Noun. A dark bluish-red color/colour, the colour of some plums. ¹

4. Noun. A desirable thing. ¹

5. Noun. A raisin, when used in a pudding or cake. ¹

6. Noun. (pejorative) A fool, idiot ¹

7. Noun. (slang usually in plural) A testicle. ¹

8. Noun. The edible, fleshy stone of ''Prunus mume'', an Asian fruit more closely related to the apricot than the plum, usually consumed pickled, dried, or as a juice or wine; ume. ¹

9. Noun. The tree which bears this fruit, ''Prunus mume''. See ''plum blossom''. ¹

10. Adjective. (comparable) Of a dark bluish-red colour. ¹

11. Adjective. (not comparable) Choice; especially lavish or preferred. ¹

12. Adjective. Plumb ¹

13. Adverb. Completely; utterly. ¹

14. Verb. (mining) To plumb. ¹

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Definition of Plum

1. a fleshy fruit [n -S] / highly desirable [adj PLUMMER, PLUMMEST]

Medical Definition of Plum

1. A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears. "To visit islands and the plumps of men." (Chapman) 1. The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus domestica, and of several other species of Prunus; also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree. "The bullace, the damson, and the numerous varieties of plum, of our gardens, although growing into thornless trees, are believed to be varieties of the blackthorn, produced by long cultivation." (G. Bentham) Two or three hundred varieties of plums derived from the Prunus domestica are described; among them the greengage, the Orleans, the purple gage, or Reine Claude Violette, and the German prune, are some of the best known. Among the true plums are; Beach plum, the Prunus maritima, and its crimson or purple globular drupes, Bullace plum. See Bullace. Chickasaw plum, the American Prunus Chicasa, and its round red drupes. Orleans plum, a dark reddish purple plum of medium size, much grown in England for sale in the markets. Wild plum of America, Prunus Americana, with red or yellow fruit, the original of the Iowa plum and several other varieties. Among plants called plum, but of other genera than Prunus, are; Australian plum, Cargillia arborea and C. Australis, of the same family with the persimmon. Blood plum, the West African Haematostaphes Barteri. Cocoa plum, the Spanish nectarine. See Nectarine. Date plum. See Date. Gingerbread plum, the West African Parinarium macrophyllum. Gopher plum, the Ogeechee lime. Gray plum, Guinea plum. See Guinea. Indian plum, several species of Flacourtia. 2. A grape dried in the sun; a raisin. 3. A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of £100,000 sterling; also, the person possessing it. Plum bird, Plum budder, an American weevil which is very destructive to plums, nectarines cherries, and many other stone fruits. It lays its eggs in crescent-shaped incisions made with its jaws. The larva lives upon the pulp around the stone. Synonym: turk, and plum curculio. Origin: AS.plume, fr. L. Prunum; akin to Gr, . Cf. Prune a dried plum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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