Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “plum”


noun [C]  /plʌm/ us  

plum noun [C] (FRUIT)

a small, round fruit with a smooth, usually red-purple skin, sweet flesh, and a single large seed

plum noun [C] (SOMETHING GOOD)

something that is very good and worth having
adjective [not gradable]  /plʌm/ us  
Senior staff members get all the plum assignments.
(Definition of plum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of plum?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “plum” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More