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damson plum fruits

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Middle English damascene, from Latin prūnum damascenum (plum of Damascus)

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damson (plural damsons)

  1. A subspecies of plum tree, Prunus domestica subsp. insititia, native to Eurasia.
  2. The edible fruit of this tree.
    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
      But Richmond [] appeared to lose himself in his own reflections. Some pickled crab, which he had not touched, had been removed with a damson pie; and his sister saw [] that he had eaten no more than a spoonful of that either.

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damson (comparative more damson, superlative most damson)

  1. The color of the fruit of this tree, a very deep purple.
    damson colour:  

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