Pflaume

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German pfrūma, from Latin prunum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpflaʊ̯mə/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈflaʊ̯mə/ (most speakers in northern and central Germany)

Noun[edit]

Pflaume f (genitive Pflaume, plural Pflaumen)

  1. plum
  2. (regional) damson

Usage notes[edit]

In many parts of Germany, especially the North, no distinction is made between the round, crisp plum (Pflaume) and the oval, mellow damson (Zwetschge or Zwetsche).

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