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damson

[dam-zuh n, -suh n] /ˈdæm zən, -sən/
noun
1.
Also called damson plum. the small, dark-blue or purple fruit of a plum, Prunus insititia, of the rose family, introduced into Europe from Asia Minor.
2.
a medium to dark violet.
adjective
3.
of the color damson.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English damascene, damson < Latin (prūnum) Damascēnum (plum) of Damascus; see Damascene
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British Dictionary definitions for dam-son plum

damson

/ˈdæmzən/
noun
1.
a small rosaceous tree, Prunus domestica instititia (or P. instititia), cultivated for its blue-black edible plumlike fruit and probably derived from the bullace See also plum1 (sense 1)
2.
the fruit of this tree
Word Origin
C14: from Latin prūnum Damascēnum Damascus plum
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