beach plum
noun Date: 1784 a shrubby plum (Prunus maritima) having white flowers and growing chiefly along the northeastern coast of North America; also its edible usually dark purple fruit that is used especially in preserves

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  • Beach plum — 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

  • beach plum — beach′ plum n. pln a small plum tree, Prunus maritima, that grows on seashores of NE North America • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • beach plum — noun 1. seacoast shrub of northeastern North America having showy white blossoms and edible purple fruit • Syn: ↑beach plum bush, ↑Prunus maritima • Hypernyms: ↑wild plum, ↑wild plum tree 2. small dark purple fruit used especially in jams and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beach plum — pajūrinė slyva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaisinis augalas (Prunus maritima), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Prunus maritima angl. beach plum; shore plum vok. Strandpflaume ryšiai:… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • beach plum — noun a maritime shrub related to the plum, with edible fruit, found on the east coast of North America. [Prunus maritima.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • beach plum — 1. a shrub, Prunus maritima, of the rose family, of the seashores of northeastern North America, having sharply toothed leaves and white flowers. 2. the purple or blackish edible fruit of this shrub. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Beach Plum Resort — (Монток,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 779 Old Montauk Highway, Монток, NY …   Каталог отелей

  • beach plum bush — noun seacoast shrub of northeastern North America having showy white blossoms and edible purple fruit • Syn: ↑beach plum, ↑Prunus maritima • Hypernyms: ↑wild plum, ↑wild plum tree • Part Meronyms: ↑beach plum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plum Island (Massachusetts) — Plum Island, Massachusetts is an island located off the northeast coast of Massachusetts, north of Cape Ann. It is a barrier island approximately 11 miles (18 km) in length.Plum Island appears as an unnamed island as early as Captain John Smith s …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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