A pluot is a hybrid of plum and apricot, dominated by plummy characteristics and lighter on the apricot.
But if Kennedy said the word, her close friend President Barack Obama would no doubt find her a plum assignment.
Rooney Mara, who just got the plum role as the star of the new Stieg Larsson movie franchise, is hardly an unknown actress.
It was popularized as a holiday dessert in 16th-century England and also is known as Christmas pudding or plum pudding.
As The Washington Post points out, many Obama bundlers from 2008 ended up with “plum jobs” in his administration.
He proved to be the proprietor of the large barber shop on plum Street, which had caught Sidney's attention the day he came.
Hence the apple, pear, and plum are often grafted on the white thorn.
We reached the crossing of plum Creek, a distance of fifteen miles.
Turkey was twenty-three cents a pound, but she had one, and plum puddin', too.
Dey had 'bout three or four acres fenced in wid pine poles in a plum orchard.
Old English plume "plum, plum tree," from an early Germanic borrowing (cf. Middle Dutch prume, Dutch pruim, Old High German pfluma, pfruma, German Pflaume) from Vulgar Latin *pruna, from Latin prunum "plum," from Greek prounon, later form of proumnon, of unknown origin, perhaps from an Asiatic language (Phrygian?). Also cf. prune (n.). Change of pr- to pl- is peculiar to Germanic. The vowel shortened in early modern English. Meaning "something desirable" is first recorded 1780, probably in reference to the sugar-rich bits of a plum pudding, etc.
: who recently got the plum job of heading the county's Department of Human Resources
Something highly prized, esp an easy job with high pay and prestige, often given for political favors: The winners get to pick all the plums (1825+)
[probably influenced by Little Jack Horner's feat of reaching in his thumb and pulling out a plum (in fact a raisin); compare early 1800s British plummy, ''good, desirable'']