from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Eurasian plum tree (Prunus insititia) cultivated since ancient times for its edible fruit.
- n. The oval, bluish-black, juicy plum of this tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A deciduous tree, Prunus insititia, native to Eurasia and related to the plum.
- n. The edible fruit of this tree.
- adj. The color of the fruit of this tree, a very deep purple.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; -- called also damask plum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of Prunus communis, variety damascena, a small black, dark-bluish, or purple plum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. dark purple plum of the damson tree
Middle English damson, damacene, from Latin (prūnum) Damascēnum, (plum) of Damascus, from Damascēnus; see damascene.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Latin (prunum ("plum")) damascenum ("of Damascus") (Wiktionary)