Damson is a variety of the common plum (Prunus domestica). The fruit is rather small and oval, and its numerous sub-varieties are of different colours: black, bluish, dark purple, yellow, etc. The damson (a corruption of Damascene), as its name imports, is from Damascus.
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[n] - sweet dark purple plum
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Dam'son (dăm'z'n) noun [ Middle English damasin the Damascus plum, from Latin Damascenus. See Damascene .] A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica ; -- called also damask plum .
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A small oval plum of a blue colour, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; called also damask plum. ... Origin: OE. Damasin the Damascus plum, fr. L. Damascenus. See Damascene. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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damson plum noun sweet dark purple plum
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• (n.) A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; -- called also damask plum.
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The damson or damson plum (Prunus domestica subsp. insititia, or sometimes Prunus insititia) is an edible drupaceous fruit, a subspecies of the plum tree. Sometimes called the Damask plum, damsons are commonly used in the preparation of jams and jellies. The plum spirit slivovitz is made from ferme...
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Cultivated variety of plum tree, distinguished by its small oval edible fruits, which are dark purple or blue-black in colour. (Prunus domestica var. institia.)
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1) Damson plum 2) Plum 3) Plum variety 4) Plumlike fruit 5) Purple plum 6) Type of plum tree 7) Variety of plum 8) Variety of plum tree 9) Wild plum
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