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From Dutch pruim.



pruim (plural pruime)

  1. A plum.
  2. A quid (piece of chewing tobacco).


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From Middle Dutch prume, from Old Dutch *prūma. A variant of *plūma, from Proto-West Germanic *plūmā, from Latin prūnum, from Ancient Greek προῦμνον (proûmnon).


  • IPA(key): /prœy̯m/
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  • Hyphenation: pruim
  • Rhymes: -œy̯m


Japanse pruim
Japanese plum

pruim f or m (plural pruimen, diminutive pruimpje n)

  1. A plum tree, one of certain trees of the genus Prunus, especially Prunus domestica.
    Synonym: pruimenboom
  2. A plum (fruit from a plum tree).
    • Hieronymus van Alphen, "De pruimeboom".
      Jantje zag eens pruimen hangen, / o! als eieren zo groot. / 't Scheen, dat Jantje wou gaan plukken, / schoon zijn vader 't hem verbood.
      Little Jan once saw plums (or vulvas; see below) hanging / oh! so big as eggs. / it seemed that little Jan was going to pluck them / though his father forbade him that.
    • John O'Mill (Johan van der Meulen), "Pruimejantje".
      Jantje zag eens pruimen hangen / Oh, als eieren zo groot; / De tuinman zag zijn bolle wangen / Sloeg de vuile gapper dood.
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  3. A quid (piece of chewing tobacco).
  4. (somewhat vulgar) vulva

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  • Afrikaans: pruim