Plum - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plʌm|  American pronunciation of the word plum
Brit.  |plʌm|  British pronunciation of the word plum


- any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
- any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
- a highly desirable position or assignment


- exactly(syn: plumb)
- completely; used as intensifiers(syn: clean, plumb)


a bowl of peaches and plums

Dried plums are also called “prunes.”

That deal is a real plum for the contractor.

His face was fat and plum.

The first job I had was a real plum.

fell plumb in the middle of the puddle

I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out

Juice oozed out of the plum.

I can't see what there was in it for Mrs Plum.

Plum growers are expecting a bumper harvest this year.

He landed a plum role in a TV mini-series.

graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree

peach and plum seeds embedded in a sweet edible pulp

Word forms

singular: plum
plural: plums
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