plum

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

A plum growing on a plum tree.

plum (plural plums)

  1. The edible, fleshy stone fruit of Prunus domestica, often of a dark red or purple colour.
  2. The stone-fruit tree which bears this fruit, Prunus domestica.
  3. A dark bluish-red color/colour, the colour of some plums.
    plum colour:    
    web plum colour:    
  4. A desirable thing.
  5. A raisin, when used in a pudding or cake.
  6. (pejorative) A fool, idiot
  7. (slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
  8. 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.
  9. The tree which bears this fruit, Prunus mume. See plum blossom.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (tree): plum tree
  • (edible fleshy fruit of Prunus mume): ume
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Adjective[edit]

plum (comparative more plum, superlative most plum)

  1. (comparable) Of a dark bluish-red colour.
  2. (not comparable) Choice; especially lavish or preferred.
    She landed a plum position as an executive for the firm.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Phonetically based spelling of plumb

Adjective[edit]

plum (comparative more plum, superlative most plum)

  1. Plumb

Adverb[edit]

plum (not comparable)

  1. Completely; utterly.
    You're going to think I'm plum crazy for this, but I want to adopt all seven kittens.
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Verb[edit]

plum (third-person singular simple present plums, present participle plumming, simple past and past participle plummed)

  1. (mining) To plumb.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin plumbum (lead).

Noun[edit]

plum m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) lead (metal)