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  • n. Plural form of greengage.


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  • We headed out on our bikes to neighbouring villages, past deep rustling woods, fountains and castles and ancient churches; we went to school in the little village school across the road where they still had ink bottles and slates; we found eighteenth-century books on the rubbish tip and picked cherries and apricots and greengages and figs in our own parkland.

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  • Despite the fact they herald the winding-down of the plum season, greengages are something I look forward to all year.

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  • BAKED GREENGAGES WITH SUGARED ALMONDSA recipe for all of you who have late plums and greengages to use up.

    Nigel Slater's mushrooms with quinoa and chard, and baked greengages recipes

  • Gages, greengages, raspberries and gooseberry on a mossy bank

    Oliver Clare

  • Place the halved greengages on the pastry and cover with the rest of the ingredients mixed.

    Warming recipes for early autumn

  • There are going to be be italian prune plums, like the big, overgrown tree behind my childhood home, damsons and also mirabelles, greengages and Nancy plums.


  • There were ripe plums and greengages as well to eat, so it was a good tea.

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  • “We call it plum duff,” Mr. Treadgill confided to Mary, “but what makes it special is that it contains not merely plums, but also greengages, as well as medlars.”

    The Blackstone Key

  • I strolled forward, encountering more carts and more heaps of greengages; presently I turned to the right by a street, which led some way up the hill.

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  • Sundays, she managed to have some tasty dish — piled up pyramids of greengages on vine leaves, served up preserves turned out into plates — and even spoke of buying finger-glasses for dessert.

    Madame Bovary


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