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beach plum

a shrub, Prunus maritima, of the rose family, of the seashores of northeastern North America, having sharply toothed leaves and white flowers.
the purple or blackish edible fruit of this shrub.
Origin of beach plum
1775-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Prudence had made a "two-egg cake" and opened a jar of beach-plum preserves to follow the creamed fish and biscuits.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
  • He went out hurriedly, and, though I shouted after him, he only waved and ducked behind a beach-plum bush.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for beach-plum

beach plum

a rosaceous shrub, Prunus maritima, of coastal regions of E North America
its edible plumlike fruit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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