The color of the fruit of this tree, a very deep purple.
Origin of damson
Middle English damson, damacenefrom Latin (prūnum) Damascēnum(plum) of DamascusfromDamascēnusdamascene
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English, from Latin (prunum (“plum”)) damascenum (“of Damascus”)
Damson Sentence Examples
The buildings belonging to the homesteads are enclosed within an immense palisade, inside which a large expanse of fields is mostly planted with plum, damson, and other fruit-trees, surrounding the houses of the occupiers.
(Phorodon humuli), which passes the winter and lives on the sloe and damson in the egg stage until the middle of May or later, and then flies off to the hops, where it causes endless harm all the summer (fig.