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Meaning of PLUM

Pronunciation:  plum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval smooth-skinned fruit with a single pit
  2. [n]  any of several trees producing edible oval smooth-skinned fruit with a single hard stone
  3. [adv]  (slang) completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
  4. [adv]  (informal) exactly; "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"

PLUM is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: clean, plum tree, plumb
 See Also: beach plum, big-tree plum, bullace, Canada plum, cherry plum, common plum, damson, damson plum, drupe, edible fruit, fruit tree, genus Prunus, greengage, greengage plum, Japanese plum, myrobalan, myrobalan plum, Pacific plum, plum, plum, plum tree, Prunus, Prunus cerasifera, Prunus domestica, Prunus insititia, Prunus mexicana, Prunus nigra, Prunus salicina, Prunus subcordata, Sierra plum, sloe, stone fruit, Victoria plum, wild plum, wild plum tree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plum\, n.
    Something likened to a plum in desirableness; a good or
    choice thing of its kind, as among appointments, positions,
    parts of a book, etc.
  2. \Plum\, n. [AS. pl[=u]me, fr. L. prunum; akin to Gr. ?, ?.
    Cf. {Prune} a dried plum.]
    1. (Bot.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the {Prunus
       domestica}, and of several other species of {Prunus};
       also, the tree itself, usually called {plum tree}.
             The bullace, the damson, and the numerous varieties
             of plum, of our gardens, although growing into
             thornless trees, are believed to be varieties of the
             blackthorn, produced by long cultivation. --G.
    Note: Two or three hundred varieties of plums derived from
          the {Prunus domestica} are described; among them the
          {greengage}, the {Orleans}, the {purple gage}, or
          {Reine Claude Violette}, and the {German prune}, are
          some of the best known.
    Note: Among the true plums are;
    {Beach plum}, the {Prunus maritima}, and its crimson or
       purple globular drupes,
    {Bullace plum}. See {Bullace}.
    {Chickasaw plum}, the American {Prunus Chicasa}, and its
       round red drupes.
    {Orleans plum}, a dark reddish purple plum of medium size,
       much grown in England for sale in the markets.
    {Wild plum of America}, {Prunus Americana}, with red or
       yellow fruit, the original of the {Iowa plum} and several
       other varieties. Among plants called plum, but of other
       genera than {Prunus}, are;
    {Australian plum}, {Cargillia arborea} and {C. australis}, of
       the same family with the persimmon.
    {Blood plum}, the West African {H[ae]matostaphes Barteri}.
    {Cocoa plum}, the Spanish nectarine. See under {Nectarine}.
    {Date plum}. See under {Date}.
    {Gingerbread plum}, the West African {Parinarium
    {Gopher plum}, the Ogeechee lime.
    {Gray plum}, {Guinea plum}. See under {Guinea}.
    {Indian plum}, several species of {Flacourtia}.
    2. A grape dried in the sun; a raisin.
    3. A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant
       language, the sum of [pounds]100,000 sterling; also, the
       person possessing it.
    {Plum bird}, {Plum budder} (Zo["o]l.), the European
    {Plum gouger} (Zo["o]l.), a weevil, or curculio ({Coccotorus
       scutellaris}), which destroys plums. It makes round holes
       in the pulp, for the reception of its eggs. The larva
       bores into the stone and eats the kernel.
    {Plum weevil} (Zo["o]l.), an American weevil which is very
       destructive to plums, nectarines cherries, and many other
       stone fruits. It lays its eggs in crescent-shaped
       incisions made with its jaws. The larva lives upon the
       pulp around the stone. Called also {turk}, and {plum
       curculio}. See Illust. under {Curculio}.
Computing Dictionary

A compiler for a substantial subset of pl/i for the univac 1100, from the university of maryland.

["PL/I Programming with PLUM", M.V. Zelkowitz, Paladin House, 1978].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or eating a plum in your dream. symbolizes youth and vitality. The plum may also represent you self-image and the way you are feeling about your body. You may be feeling a little "plump". Seeing a plum tree dream in your dream, represents youth, vitality, and innocence. The dream also indicates that you will overcome your difficulties.
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