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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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Noun

A plum growing on a plum tree.

Singular
plum

Plural
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  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, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A testicle.
  8. The edible, fleshy stone 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

  • (tree): plum tree
  • (edible fleshy stone of Prunus mume): ume

Derived terms

Translations

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Adjective

plum (comparative more, superlative -)

Positive
plum

Comparative
more

Superlative
-

  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.

Translations

Adverb

plum (not comparable)

Positive
plum

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

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

Translations

See also


Romansch

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:rm:Template:lang:la derivations]] plumbum (lead)

Noun

plum

  1. lead (metal)

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