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plum

noun [C]  us   /plʌm/

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
plum
adjective [not gradable]  us   /plʌm/
Senior staff members get all the plum assignments.
Translations of “plum”
in Arabic بَرْقوق (مِصْر), خَوْخ (سوريا, عِنجاص (العِراق)…
in Korean 자두…
in Malaysian plum…
in French prune…
in Turkish erik…
in Italian susina, prugna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 李子, 梅子…
in Russian слива…
in Polish śliwka…
in Vietnamese quả mận…
in Spanish ciruela…
in Portuguese ameixa…
in Thai ลูกพลัม…
in German die Pflaume…
in Catalan pruna…
in Japanese プラム, セイヨウモモ…
in Indonesian buah plum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 李子, 梅子…
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