- The definition of plum is something that is highly-desired.
An example of plum is a high-paying job that can be done at home; a plum job.
- A plum is defined as the smooth-skinned fruit of the prunus tree, or a bluish-red color.
An example of a plum is a fruit which the British use to make a pudding.
plum definition by Webster's New World
- any of various small prunus trees bearing a smooth-skinned, edible drupaceous fruit with a flattened stone
- the edible fruit
- any of various trees bearing plumlike fruits
- a raisin, when used in pudding or cake: plum pudding
- the dark bluish-red or reddish-purple color of some plums
- something choice or desirable; specif., a well-paying job
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English plume, akin to German pflaume ; from West Germanic an unverified form pruma ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pruna: see prune
plum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. 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.b. The fruit of any of these trees.
- a. Any of several trees bearing plumlike fruit.b. The fruit of such a tree.
- A raisin, when added to a pudding or cake.
- A sugarplum.
- A dark purple to deep reddish purple.
- An especially desirable position, assignment, or reward: an ambassadorship granted as a political plum.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English plūme, from Vulgar Latin *prūna, from neuter pl. of Latin prūnum.