Definition of 'plum'

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Synonyms of "plum"
Synonyms of "plum"
French Translation of "plum"
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Example sentences containing 'plum'

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Deep red, with dark spiced plums. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When's the best time to remove the lower branches of my plum tree? The Sun (2016)What's causing the white dust on the leaves of our plum tree? The Sun (2016)It seems unlikely he has landed a plum City job. The Sun (2016)Try plum and cherry red. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He's got a plum job. The Sun (2017)Running the V&A is a plum job for the 42-year-old historian. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Cherry plum is producing new leaves and sparkling white flowers at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Black plum colour belies bouncy red fruits and the oak is perfectly balanced. Times, Sunday Times (2015)WHAT'S wrong with the leaves of my plum tree? The Sun (2007)There is more to come and he has the plum draw. The Sun (2011)Run a sharp knife round the middle of the plums and twist apart. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In peace this would have been a plum job. Simon Ball THE GUARDSMEN (2004)Now comes a more logical explanation of why the church plum trees had fruit. Christianity Today (2000)Deep plums and rich reds will warm up cold autumn nights. The Sun (2009)Two winter plum trees grow beside my door. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)She will be sharper today and has the plum draw to help. The Sun (2010)Support any heavily laden plum tree branches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In autumn, the cherry plum will have small red and yellow fruit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)How come he got that plum job with Godolphin? Frankie Dettori with Jonathan Powell FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)This season's hottest reds go from plum and berry tones to deep blood reds. The Sun (2013)Allies had suggested the former party leader could land a plum role in his successor's shadow cabinet. The Sun (2015)WHAT is making holes in the leaves of my cherry and plum trees? The Sun (2013)Soft white is a warm and calming hue, while darker colours like plum and teal will make it cosy. The Sun (2013)LOOKING to land a plum role? The Sun (2014)I also like to combine spring greens with plum, mahogany and maroon tones. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Against cakes: how cakes are bad things, especially if they are sweet and have plums in them. George Eliot Middlemarch (1872)Her eyes were really drawn out using soft plum colours, and a grey powder liner was applied close to her upper lashes with a thin damp brush. The Sun (2007)The season is from August, but of all plums the fruit must be ripe and then it becomes honey sweet. Smith, Drew Food Watch (1994)

Synonyms of 'plum'

choice, prize, first-class

Word Lists

fruit, purple, red, tree

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Translations for 'plum'

British English: plum /plʌm/ NOUN
A plum is a small sweet fruit with a smooth red or yellow skin and a stone in the middle.
  • American English: plum
  • Arabic: بَرْقُوق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ameixa
  • Chinese: 李子
  • Croatian: šljiva
  • Czech: švestka
  • Danish: blomme frugt
  • Dutch: pruim
  • European Spanish: ciruela
  • Finnish: luumu
  • French: prune
  • German: Pflaume
  • Greek: δαμάσκηνο
  • Italian: susina
  • Japanese: プラム
  • Korean: 서양자두
  • Norwegian: plomme
  • Polish: śliwka
  • European Portuguese: ameixa
  • Romanian: prună
  • Russian: слива
  • Spanish: ciruela
  • Swedish: plommon
  • Thai: ลูกพลัม
  • Turkish: erik
  • Ukrainian: слива
  • Vietnamese: quả mận


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