plum Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “plum” in the English Dictionary

"plum" in British English

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plumnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /plʌm/
a ​small, round ​fruit with a ​thin, ​smooth, ​red, ​purple, or ​yellowskin, ​sweet, ​softflesh, and a ​singlelarge, hard ​seed: plum ​jam a plum ​tree
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uk   us   /plʌm/

plum adjective (GOOD)

[before noun] (plummer, plummest) very good and ​worth having: How did you ​manage to get such a plum job?

plum adjective (COLOUR)

(also plum-coloured) having a ​dark reddish-purple ​colour: a plum-coloured ​dress
(Definition of plum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plumnoun [C]

 us   /plʌm/

plum noun [C] (FRUIT)

a ​small, round ​fruit with a ​smooth, usually red-purple ​skin, ​sweetflesh, and a ​singlelargeseed

plum noun [C] (SOMETHING GOOD)

something that is very good and ​worth having
adjective [not gradable]  us   /plʌm/
Senior ​staffmembers get all the plum ​assignments.
(Definition of plum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plum”
in Korean 자두…
in Arabic بَرْقوق (مِصْر), خَوْخ (سوريا, عِنجاص (العِراق)…
in Malaysian plum…
in French prune…
in Russian слива…
in Chinese (Traditional) 李子, 梅子…
in Italian susina, prugna…
in Turkish erik…
in Polish śliwka…
in Spanish ciruela…
in Vietnamese quả mận…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 李子, 梅子…
in Indonesian buah plum…
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