damson

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Middle English, from Latin (prunum (plum)) damascenum (of Damascus)

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damson (plural damsons)

  1. A deciduous tree, Prunus insititia, native to Eurasia and related to the plum.
  2. The edible fruit of this tree.
    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, The Unknown Ajax:
      But Richmond [] appeared to lose himself in his own reflections. Some pickled crab, which he had not touched, had been removed with a damson pie; and his sister saw [] that he had eaten no more than a spoonful of that either.

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damson (comparative more damson, superlative most damson)

  1. The color of the fruit of this tree, a very deep purple.
    damson colour:    

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