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English noun: plum

1. plum (plant) any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone


Synonymsplum tree


Broader (hypernym)fruit tree


Narrower (hyponym)big-tree plum, bullace, Canada plum, cherry plum, common plum, Japanese plum, myrobalan, myrobalan plum, Pacific plum, Prunus cerasifera, Prunus domestica, Prunus insititia, Prunus mexicana, Prunus nigra, Prunus salicina, Prunus subcordata, Sierra plum, wild plum, wild plum tree


Part holonymplum


Member meronymgenus Prunus, Prunus

2. plum (food) any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit


Broader (hypernym)drupe, edible fruit, stone fruit


Narrower (hyponym)beach plum, damson, damson plum, greengage, greengage plum, sloe, Victoria plum


Part meronymplum, plum tree

3. plum (act) a highly desirable position or assignment


SamplesA political plum.


Broader (hypernym)berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot


English adverb: plum

1. plum exactly


SamplesFell plumb in the middle of the puddle.


Synonymsplumb


Domain usagecolloquialism

2. plum completely; used as intensifiers


SamplesClean forgot the appointment.
I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out.


Synonymsclean, plumb


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular









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