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
To this day, I cannot divest the word damson or the word plum of a slightly saucy overtone.
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.