plum tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plum tree any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
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Usage

In literature:

We'd have to have a present and a tree and a turkey and plum pudding every day of our lives.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
At the Bairin (Plum Tree) over the way is the master of Otowaya.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Sir Frederick Doyle, while watching some wasps eating plums on his trees, knocked one down without killing it.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
It was my first distinct vision of the plum tree.
"The Plum Tree" by David Graham Phillips
It may frequently be found on old plum-trees, where it climbs in search of the insects which there congregate.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Bobolink, who do you think stole my nest from the plum tree?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Two boys were passing an orchard on their way from school, in which there were some plum trees, full of nice fruit.
"Anecdotes for Boys" by Harvey Newcomb
Who stole a nest away From the plum tree to-day?
"Graded Memory Selections" by Various
Here and there stood an apple or a plum-tree; but for this, nobody would have thought the place had ever been a garden.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Look like old plum trees.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
Some of the plum and pear trees were very old, and were said to have been planted by the monks.
"Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
I really did kill the woman and I buried her under the plum tree in her back yard.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Antoine was sitting on a plum tree belonging to a neighbour, eating the ripe fruit, when he saw the three young farmers coming towards him.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
And this falleth out most often in Plum-trees, & branches of trees.
"A New Orchard And Garden" by William Lawson
Mr. Iden had planted that plum tree specially for Mrs. Iden, because she was so fond of a ripe luscious plum.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
Do you think the germs from the first knot knew where to find the other plum trees?
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
But now thy tree is left so bare and poor, That they can hardly gather one plum more!
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Bud plum-trees the second year from the seed.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
In a hot house we saw a tree that had two plums on it, and we frequently see tiny orange trees covered with fruit.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
The great grizzly usually lurked in the willows, wild-plum trees and other brush of the stream courses.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

No one believes in the tree
because no plums do they see.
But it's a plum tree; you can tell by its leaf.
"Der Pflaumenbaum (The Plum Tree, translation)" by Bertolt Brecht
Wassail the trees, that they may bear
You many a plum, and many a pear:
For more or less fruits they will bring,
As you do give them wassailing.
"Another" by Robert Herrick
Ah, shall I follow, on the hills,
The Spring, as wild wings follow?
Where wild-plum trees make wan the hills,
Crabapple trees the hollow,
Haunts of the bee and swallow?
"Deep In The Forest" by Madison Julius Cawein
At evening, when the sad west turns
To lonely night a cheek that burns,
The tree-toads in the wild-plum sing;
And ghosts of long-dead flowers and ferns
The winds wake, whispering.
"The Old" by Madison Julius Cawein
When from the neighbouring garden the perfume-laden air
Saturates my soul with memories,
Rises the thought of the beloved plum-tree
Blooming under the eaves of the house which is gone.
"Perfume Laden Air" by Sugawara Takesue no Musume
On the mountains are fine trees;
Chestnuts, plum-trees, there one sees.
All the year their forms they show;
Stately more and more they grow.
Noble turned to ravening thief!
What the cause? This stirs my grief.
"An Officer Deplores The Misery Of The Time" by Confucius

In news:

If you find it necessary, try not to clip them too close due to small plum trees on the outside of the main body.
My aunt's father-in-law cut a small limb in the shape of a Y from a plum tree.
This year's crop of plums from our tree was smallish -- just about 15 plums.
Three Mile Bay author draws on her roots for ' Plum Tree '.
Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge is a habitat for wildlife, particularly… (Adrin Snider/Daily Press…).
POQUOSON — The US Fish and Wildlife Service is holding two public meetings this week to get input on a new conservation plan for Plum Tree Island.
Enlarge Katie Selden Mlive.com Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller looks up at the Newport cherry plum tree planted by the Kalamazoo Downtown Lions Club on Tuesday, July 17.
Pale confetti blows through the sidewalks, and a riot of pink blossoms fill the streets—it's springtime, and the cherry plum (purple-leaf) trees are delighted.
Plum Tree Pottery in Farmington Hills is a popular place to shop and explore a wide variety of pottery pieces.
Recently donated eight trees that Eagle Scouts and neighborhood volunteers planted along the Sugar Plum trail system.
Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit faster than Tchaikovsky 's music from the Nutcracker ballet, in fact, the Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy puts me in the mischievous mood wanting to peek at the packages under the tree.
Three Mile Bay author draws on her roots for 'Plum Tree'.
Plums for this tasty torte can be found on trees in Mercer Island neighborhoods.
A bee pollinates a blossom on a purple-leaf plum tree.
Larken Farms, home to a bountiful pumpkin patch and array of peach and plum trees held a fun weekend with more than 500 attendees.
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