plum (plural plums)
- The edible, fleshy stone fruit of Prunus domestica, often of a dark red or purple colour.
- The stone-fruit tree which bears this fruit, Prunus domestica.
- A dark bluish-red color/colour, the colour of some plums.
- A desirable thing.
- (archaic) A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of £100,000 sterling, or a person possessing it.
- (dated) A good or choice thing of its kind, as among appointments, positions, parts of a book, etc.
- The mayor rewarded his cronies with cushy plums, requiring little work for handsome pay.
- A raisin, when used in a pudding or cake.
- (pejorative) A fool, idiot.
- (slang, usually, in the plural) A testicle.
- The edible, fleshy stone fruit of several species sharing Prunus subg. Prunus with Prunus domestica including, among others:
- Prunus sect. Prunus
- Prunus sect. Prunocerasus North American plums
- Prunus americana, the American plum
- Prunus angustifolia, the Chickasaw plum or sand plum
- Prunus hortulana, the hortulan plum
- Prunus nigra, the Canadian plum or black plum
- Prunus rivularis, the creek plum or hog plum
- Prunus subcordata, the Klamath plum or Oregon plum
- Prunus sect. Armeniaca (better known as apricots)
- The stone-fruit trees which bear these fruits.
- The fruits of many unrelated trees and shrubs with fruit perceived to resemble plums
- The trees and shrubs bearing those fruits
- French: prune
- German: Pflaume, Zwetschge
- Italian: prugna, susina
- Portuguese: ameixa
- Russian: сли́ва
- Spanish: ciruela
- French: prunier
- German: Pflaumenbaum
- Italian: prugno, susino
- Portuguese: ameixeira
- Russian: сли́ва
- Spanish: ciruelo
- French: meilleur morceau
- German: Leckerbissen
- Spanish: pelotudo
- (comparable) Of a dark bluish-red colour.
- (not comparable) Choice; especially lavish or preferred.
- She landed a plum position as an executive for the firm.
- Spanish: selecto, escogido
plum (not comparable)
- Completely; utterly.
- You're going to think I'm plum crazy for this, but I want to adopt all seven kittens.
plum (plums, present participle plumming; past and past participle plummed)
- (mining) To plumb.