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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.


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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