And the plum kuchen, which is a new food for the fall, would be something from France and southern Germany.
A pluot is a hybrid of plum and apricot, dominated by plummy characteristics and lighter on the apricot.
“This was one of the plum, top-notch jobs in the country,” Triponey remembers.
But if Kennedy said the word, her close friend President Barack Obama would no doubt find her a plum assignment.
They were the only foreign company to get such a plum prize.
He proved to be the proprietor of the large barber shop on plum Street, which had caught Sidney's attention the day he came.
And everything was covered with a grey dust like the bloom on a plum or like Cicciu.
We reached the crossing of plum Creek, a distance of fifteen miles.
Bobolink, who do you think stole my nest from the plum tree?
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'']