damson

[dam-zuhn, -suhn]
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; Middle English damascene, damson < Latin (prūnum) Damascēnum (plum) of Damascus; see Damascene

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

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My father took the pit of a damson plum out of his mouth and dropped it into a paper bag, fluttering his fingers a little.
Some potential spawning habitat did exist between the damson the outlet.
In this stage, calves were reared with their damson pasture.
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