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Definition of "plum" []

  • Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Prunus, bearing smooth-skinned, fleshy, edible fruit with a single hard-shelled stone that encloses the seed. (noun)
  • The fruit of any of these trees. (noun)
  • Any of several trees bearing plumlike fruit. (noun)
  • The fruit of such a tree. (noun)
  • A raisin, when added to a pudding or cake. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plum" in a sentence
  • "The root of that roundish fleshy drupe we call a plum is the Latin prunum."
  • "He also made the yoga treatment room which they called the plum shed."
  • "I've had it with a sauce that tastes like bbq sauce or something, which they call plum sauce here but looks nothing like the one you had."