Plum definition

plŭm
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A sugarplum.
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The dark bluish-red or reddish-purple color of some plums.
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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.

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Any of various trees bearing plumlike fruits.
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A raisin, when used in pudding or cake.

Plum pudding.

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A desirable thing.
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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.

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A dark purple to deep reddish purple.
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An especially desirable position, assignment, or reward.

An ambassadorship granted as a political plum.

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Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Prunus of the rose family, especially the cultivated species P. domestica and P. salicina, bearing smooth-skinned, fleshy, edible fruit with a single stone.
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Any of several trees bearing plumlike fruit.
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The fruit of such a tree.
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Something choice or desirable; specif., a well-paying job.
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Any of various small prunus trees bearing a smooth-skinned, edible drupaceous fruit with a flattened stone.
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The edible fruit.
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The edible, fleshy stone fruit of Prunus domestica, often of a dark red or purple colour.
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The stone-fruit tree which bears this fruit, Prunus domestica.
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A dark bluish-red color/colour, the colour of some plums.

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(pejorative) A fool, idiot.
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(slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
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The edible, fleshy stone fruit of Prunus mume, an Asian fruit more closely related to the apricot than the plum, usually consumed pickled, dried, or as a juice or wine; ume.
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The tree which bears this fruit, Prunus mume. See plum blossom.
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(comparable) Of a dark bluish-red colour.
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(not comparable) Choice; especially lavish or preferred.

She landed a plum position as an executive for the firm.

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You're going to think I'm plum crazy for this, but I want to adopt all seven kittens.

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(mining) To plumb.
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A raisin, when added to a pudding or cake.
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The fruit of any of these trees.
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A raisin, when used in a pudding or cake.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
plum
Plural:
plums

Origin of plum

  • Middle English from Old English plūme Old High German phrūma pflūmo Greek proumnon and Latin prūnum all ultimately from a common unknown source

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English plūme, from Proto-Germanic *prūmōn. Cognate with German Pflaume, Dutch pruim. Compare prune

    From Wiktionary

  • Phonetically based spelling of plumb

    From Wiktionary