from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See damson.
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- 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.
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- n. small wild or half-domesticated Eurasian plum bearing small ovoid fruit in clusters
-- Formerly the sloe, _P. spinosa_, was thought to be the parent of all our plums; but now this honour is very commonly accorded to _P. insititia_ or the bullace, which is found wild in the Caucasus and N. - Western India, and is naturalised in
At the outside of the orchard, damson, bullace, and tall plum trees had been planted.
Most of the other hedges are a mix of hazel, maple and ash, with here and there a holly, crab apple, bullace or an oak, and an under-blush of dogwood, the hips of wild roses or the exquisite little pink berries of the spindle tree.
The finger bones had pointed to avatars, and it seemed to me the avatars had sown plants that I might find them now, and harvest what was needed: shiny evergreen leaves of the holm oak, barberries, five-leaf root, bullace branches, and tender feverfew leaves that had lingered into winter.
Rice milk, and hasty Stewed prunes, and Raisins.pudding. baked bullace.
The intermediate links of this connexion are the bullace, muscle, damacene, &c., of all which there are many varieties.
These, and the mulberry, are the most common; next are the bullace and damson.
"I mind Mrs Bosenna well," said Captain Cai, rising as the barber unwrapped him; "a smallish well-featured body, with eyes like bullace plums."
The bullace ideal is in the individual bullace tree.
The bullace ideal is realisable (under favourable conditions) by each individual bullace tree, -- but the plum ideal is not.