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greengage


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  Note:  Two  or  three  hundred  varieties  of  plums  derived  from 
  the  {Prunus  domestica}  are  described;  among  them  the 
  {greengage},  the  {Orleans},  the  {purple  gage},  or 
  {Reine  Claude  Violette},  and  the  {German  prune},  are 
  some  of  the  best  known 
 
  Note:  Among  the  true  plums  are 
 
  {Beach  plum},  the  {Prunus  maritima},  and  its  crimson  or 
  purple  globular  drupes, 
 
  {Bullace  plum}.  See  {Bullace}. 
 
  {Chickasaw  plum},  the  American  {Prunus  Chicasa},  and  its 
  round  red  drupes. 
 
  {Orleans  plum},  a  dark  reddish  purple  plum  of  medium  size, 
  much  grown  in  England  for  sale  in  the  markets. 
 
  {Wild  plum  of  America},  {Prunus  Americana},  with  red  or 
  yellow  fruit,  the  original  of  the  {Iowa  plum}  and  several 
  other  varieties.  Among  plants  called  plum,  but  of  other 
  genera  than  {Prunus},  are 
 
  {Australian  plum},  {Cargillia  arborea}  and  {C.  australis},  of 
  the  same  family  with  the  persimmon. 
 
  {Blood  plum},  the  West  African  {H[ae]matostaphes  Barteri}. 
 
  {Cocoa  plum},  the  Spanish  nectarine.  See  under  {Nectarine}. 
 
 
  {Date  plum}.  See  under  {Date}. 
 
  {Gingerbread  plum},  the  West  African  {Parinarium 
  macrophyllum}. 
 
  {Gopher  plum},  the  Ogeechee  lime. 
 
  {Gray  plum},  {Guinea  plum}.  See  under  {Guinea}. 
 
  {Indian  plum},  several  species  of  {Flacourtia}. 
 
  2.  A  grape  dried  in  the  sun;  a  raisin. 
 
  3.  A  handsome  fortune  or  property;  formerly,  in  cant 
  language,  the  sum  of  [pounds]100,000  sterling;  also  the 
  person  possessing  it 
 
  {Plum  bird},  {Plum  budder}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European 
  bullfinch. 
 
  {Plum  gouger}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  weevil,  or  curculio  ({Coccotorus 
  scutellaris}),  which  destroys  plums.  It  makes  round  holes 
  in  the  pulp,  for  the  reception  of  its  eggs.  The  larva 
  bores  into  the  stone  and  eats  the  kernel. 
 
  {Plum  weevil}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  weevil  which  is  very 
  destructive  to  plums,  nectarines  cherries,  and  many  other 
  stone  fruits.  It  lays  its  eggs  in  crescent-shaped 
  incisions  made  with  its  jaws.  The  larva  lives  upon  the 
  pulp  around  the  stone.  Called  also  {turk},  and  {plum 
  curculio}.  See  Illust.  under  {Curculio}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greengage  \Green"gage`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  kind  of  plum  of  medium  size,  roundish  shape,  greenish 
  flesh,  and  delicious  flavor.  It  is  called  in  France  {Reine 
  Claude},  after  the  queen  of  Francis  I.  See  {Gage}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  greengage 
  n  :  sweet  green  or  greenish-yellow  variety  of  plum  [syn:  {greengage 
  plum}] 




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