Definition of Damson plum
1. Noun. Tropical American timber tree with dark hard heavy wood and small plumlike purple fruit.
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
2. Noun. Plum tree long cultivated for its edible fruit.
Terms within: Damson
Generic synonyms: Bullace, Prunus Insititia
3. Noun. Dark purple plum of the damson tree.
Generic synonyms: Plum
Group relationships: Damson Plum Tree, Prunus Domestica Insititia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Damson Plum
Literary usage of Damson plum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1900)
"By crossing the small stoneless damson plum with the French prune he has produced a large number of stoneless plums of good size and quality. ..."
2. The National Orator: Consisting of Selections, Adapted for Rhetorical by Charles Dexter Cleveland (1832)
"... the best of plum trees—it was a damson plum. Now, gentlemen, can it be thought, that any man would come for to go, in the middle of the night, ..."
3. A Practical Flora for Schools and Colleges by Oliver Rivington Willis (1894)
"P. domestica, L. (damson plum.) Stem from 4 to 6 feet to the point where the head begins to form, and from 4 to 6 inches in diameter; much-branched, ..."
4. Code of Federal Regulations: Title 21: Food and Drugs by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... Damson, damson plum, Fig, Gooseberry, Greengage, greengage plum, Guava, Nectarine, Peach, Pear, Plum (other than greengage plum and damson plum), ..."
5. Making Type Work by Benjamin Sherbow (1916)
"Also the Beech-Nut Jams, Jellies and Marmalades— Grape, Crab-apple and Red Currant Jellies; Strawberry, Red Raspberry, Blackberry, damson plum and Peach ..."