common plum


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common plum any of various widely distributed plums grown in the cooler temperate areas
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  • Sydney Smith
    “All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.”


In literature:

"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
D. LOTUS, the common Date Plum, is a European species, with purplish flowers, and oblong leaves that are reddish on the under sides.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
The one was the common blue plum, the other an egg plum.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
This is true of all the common orchard fruits, apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, etc.
"A Review of the Resources and Industries of the State of Washington, 1909" by Ithamar Howell
The fruit-tree which seems to be the most common in Servia is the plum, from which the ordinary brandy of the country is made.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
Our most common fruits are apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, and various kinds of nuts.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
Wild fruit trees, such as the apple, pear and plum, are common.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
There is another group of weevils, nearly related to the common plum curculio, the species of which attack immature nuts.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
The common wild plums make good stocks, if grafted at the ground.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Nearly all plums will grow upon the common plum stock, though some of them thrive much better upon other stocks.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum

In news:

Meals and/or snacks will be served to all enrolled children at no additional charge, at the commons Dining Hall at Plum and Cherry Streets.
But regardless of the many kinds of plums available, those with skin in the red to purple spectrum share a common virtue ?