greengage

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Etymology[edit]

green +‎ gage

Noun[edit]

greengage (plural greengages)

  1. A plum with greenish-yellow flesh and skin Prunus domestica subsp. italica var. claudiana.
    • 1913, D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 5
      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 green-gage plums and bananas.

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  • (Prunus domestica subsp. italica var. claudiana): gage

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