Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See damson.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small European plum (Prunus communis, var. insitita).
  • n. The bully tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small European plum (Prunus communis, var. insitita). See plum.
  • n. The bully tree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of plum, Prunus insititia, a native of Asia Minor and southern Europe, but now naturalized and cultivated further north.
  • n. The popular name of Melicocca bijuga, a common West Indian tree, producing a green egg-shaped fruit with a pleasant vinous and aromatic flavor.
  • n. In the United States, the muscadine grape, Vitis vulpina.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small wild or half-domesticated Eurasian plum bearing small ovoid fruit in clusters

Etymologies

Middle English bolas, from Anglo-Norman bullace, from Medieval Latin bolluca.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English bolas, bolace, from Old French beloce; of Celtic origin. (Wiktionary)

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  • "wild plum" in the Yorkshire dialect.

    June 27, 2009