Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
  2. (noun, food) any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
  3. (noun, act) a highly desirable position or assignment
  4. (adv, all) exactly
  5. (adv, all) completely; used as intensifiers
    I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out

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Synonyms of Plum

clean, plum tree, plumb

Origin of the word Plum

  1. O.E. plume, early Gmc. borrowing (cf. M.Du. prume, O.H.G. phruma, Ger. Pflaume) from V.L. *pruna, from L. prunum "plum," from Gk. prounon, later form of proumnon, from an Asiatic language. Change of pr- to pl- is unique to Gmc. Meaning "something desirable" is first recorded 1780, probably in ref. to the suga… more

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