Damson meaning

dăm'zən, -sən
A Eurasian plum tree (Prunus domestica subsp. insititia) cultivated since ancient times for its edible fruit.
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The oval, bluish-black, juicy fruit of this tree.
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A variety of small, purple plum; bullace.
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The prunus tree (Prunus domestica var. insititia) on which it grows.
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A deciduous tree, Prunus insititia, native to Eurasia and related to the plum.
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The edible fruit of this tree.
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The color of the fruit of this tree, a very deep purple.

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Origin of damson

  • Middle English damson, damacene from Latin (prūnum) Damascēnum (plum) of Damascus from Damascēnus damascene
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English, from Latin (prunum (“plum”)) damascenum (“of Damascus”)
    From Wiktionary