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plum

noun [C or U] uk   us   /plʌm/
a small, round fruit with a thin, smooth, red, purple, or yellow skin, sweet, soft flesh, and a single large, hard seed: plum jam a plum tree
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plum

adjective 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
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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