Date plum
Date Date, n.[F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. ?, prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.] (Bot.) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself. [1913 Webster]

Note: This fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft pulp, sweet, esculent, and wholesome, and inclosing a hard kernel. [1913 Webster]

{Date palm}, or {Date tree} (Bot.), the genus of palms which bear dates, of which common species is {Ph[oe]nix dactylifera}. See Illust.

{Date plum} (Bot.), the fruit of several species of {Diospyros}, including the American and Japanese persimmons, and the European lotus ({Diospyros Lotus}).

{Date shell}, or {Date fish} (Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell, or its inhabitant, of the genus {Pholas}, and allied genera. See {Pholas}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Date-plum — Botanical details of buds, flowers and fruit Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • date plum — noun an Asiatic persimmon tree cultivated for its small yellow or purplish black edible fruit much valued by Afghan tribes • Syn: ↑Diospyros lotus • Hypernyms: ↑persimmon, ↑persimmon tree * * * noun : persimmon; …   Useful english dictionary

  • date plum — Lotus Lo tus (l[=o] t[u^]s), n. [L. lotus, Gr. lwto s. Cf. {Lote}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as {Nelumbium speciosum}, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; {Nelumbium luteum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • date-plum — kaukazinis juodmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Juodmedinių šeimos medieninis, vaisinis augalas (Diospyros lotus), paplitęs Azijoje. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti, iš jo gaunamas kaučiukas. atitikmenys: lot. Diospyros lotus angl. date… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • date plum — /ˈdeɪt plʌm/ (say dayt plum) noun a small tree from China and the Himalayan region, Diospyros lotus, family Ebenaceae, having small yellow or bluish fruit …   Australian English dictionary

  • Plum — Plum, n. [AS. pl[=u]me, fr. L. prunum; akin to Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Prune} a dried plum.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the {Prunus domestica}, and of several other species of {Prunus}; also, the tree itself, usually called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plum bird — Plum Plum, n. [AS. pl[=u]me, fr. L. prunum; akin to Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Prune} a dried plum.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the {Prunus domestica}, and of several other species of {Prunus}; also, the tree itself, usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plum budder — Plum Plum, n. [AS. pl[=u]me, fr. L. prunum; akin to Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Prune} a dried plum.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the {Prunus domestica}, and of several other species of {Prunus}; also, the tree itself, usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plum curculio — Plum Plum, n. [AS. pl[=u]me, fr. L. prunum; akin to Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Prune} a dried plum.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the {Prunus domestica}, and of several other species of {Prunus}; also, the tree itself, usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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