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Definition of Plum


  1. 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. The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus domestica, and of several other species of Prunus; also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree.
  3. A grape dried in the sun; a raisin.
  4. A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of 100,000 pounds sterling; also, the person possessing it.

Plum Quotations

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
Logan Pearsall Smith

I don't like mixed colors that much, like plum color or deep, deep colors that are hard to define.
Ellsworth Kelly

Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth.
Robert Fortune

Acting is a plum gig, and then animation is an even more plum gig.
Aziz Ansari

I can't live without my dark plum eyeliner. I use liquid because it's easier on my eyes.
Heather Morris
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Plum Translations

plum in Danish is blomme
plum in Dutch is pruim
plum in French is prune
plum in German is Zwetschge, Pflaume, Pflaume
plum in Italian is prugna
plum in Norwegian is plomme
plum in Portuguese is ameixa
plum in Spanish is ciruela
plum in Swedish is plommon
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