greengage

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From green +‎ gage, named after British politician Sir William Gage (1695–1744).

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greengage (plural greengages)

  1. A plum cultivar with greenish-yellow flesh and skin, Prunus domestica subsp. italica var. claudiana.
    Hypernym: gage
    • 1913, D. H. Lawrence, chapter 5, in Sons and Lovers:
      Just where the horse trams trundled across the market was a row of fruit stalls, with fruit blazing in the sun—apples and piles of reddish oranges, small greengage plums and bananas.

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