American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of Prunus communis, variety damascena, a small black, dark-bluish, or purple plum. The finest variety of this plum is the Shropshire damson, which is extensively used for preserves. Formerly also
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; -- called also
- n. dark purple plum of the damson tree
- Middle English, from Latin (prunum ("plum")) damascenum ("of Damascus") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English damson, damacene, from Latin (prūnum) Damascēnum, (plum) of Damascus, from Damascēnus; see damascene. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“It's Lambs Pride Superwash in Mysterious Fuchsia - a beautiful heathery damson purple.”
“Finally, Paolo Scavino, in Castiglione Falletto in the Langhe area, has produced a tighter wine in its Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2006, with an increased minerality, with intense black cherry and damson.”
“The welcoming "I make my own damson preserve!" sparkle in Frances's eyes is snuffed out, replaced by the cold, vengeful stare of Steven Seagal in Hard To Kill.”
“Or offering me a guided tour of your delightful damson orchard.”
“Such is its success—it is now stocked in a swathe of upscale bars, including London's Savoy Hotel, Boca Grande restaurant in Barcelona and Soho House in Berlin—that Sipsmith has added sloe gin, vodka, damson vodka and a summer cup to its portfolio.”
“This has evolved beautifully into a very graceful wine The nose is very ripe with an overwhelming damson character and a little spice.”
“Those white margins were ribbons of sloe or blackthorn, bringing brilliance to the rich pasture lands and the promise of late summer bounty if a late frost doesn't prevent the setting of these wild cousins of the damson.”
“Stir a thick fruit purée, such as blackcurrant or damson into the meringue mixture.”
“At the end, there was a palate-cleansing damson ice cream.”
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