from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. The South African prune. See under Prune.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fruit of the wild plum of southern United States
- n. an uncultivated plum tree or shrub
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Before we rose to go, Gulbarchyn shyly presented me with a walking stick of wild plum she had been whittling by the fireside, and the little family invited us to supper with them in the camp next day.
"Are you going to tell her in your next that R.B. Grosbeak is a bird, and that he probably will spend the winter in a wild plum thicket in Tennessee?"
We went down to the Great Meadow, beyond Mill Island; the wood which borders it was gay with the white blossoms of the wild cherries and June-berry, the wild plum and the hobble-bush, all very common with us.
“We had passed through a thicket of wild plum and crab-apple trees,” says Mr. Speed,
He had spoken true: once the softness of the valley of the River Doon in full flower now, white starry violets dotting the banks of the water, wild plum trees in full scented bloom with its shepherds and flocks of sheep and newborn lambs fell away, they found themselves in untamed tracts of mountains, with rushing, foamy streams and rocky waterfalls.
BY NOAH BROOKS [ADAPTED] ONCE, while riding through the country with some other lawyers, Lincoln was missed from the party, and was seen loitering near a thicket of wild plum trees where the men had stopped a short time before to water their horses.