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plum


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plum  \Plum\,  n. 
  Something  likened  to  a  plum  in  desirableness;  a  good  or 
  choice  thing  of  its  kind  as  among  appointments,  positions, 
  parts  of  a  book,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plum  \Plum\,  n.  [AS.  pl[=u]me,  fr  L.  prunum;  akin  to  Gr  ?,  ?. 
  Cf  {Prune}  a  dried  plum.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  The  edible  drupaceous  fruit  of  the  {Prunus 
  domestica},  and  of  several  other  species  of  {Prunus}; 
  also  the  tree  itself  usually  called  {plum  tree}. 
 
  The  bullace,  the  damson,  and  the  numerous  varieties 
  of  plum,  of  our  gardens,  although  growing  into 
  thornless  trees,  are  believed  to  be  varieties  of  the 
  blackthorn,  produced  by  long  cultivation.  --G. 
  Bentham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  plum 
  n  1:  any  of  several  trees  producing  edible  oval  smooth-skinned 
  fruit  with  a  single  hard  stone  [syn:  {plum  tree}] 
  2:  any  of  numerous  varieties  of  small  to  medium-sized  round  or 
  oval  smooth-skinned  fruit  with  a  single  pit 
  adv  1:  (informal)  exactly;  "fell  plumb  in  the  middle  of  the  puddle" 
  [syn:  {plumb}] 
  2:  (slang)  completely;  used  as  intensifiers;  "clean  forgot  the 
  appointment";  "I'm  plumb  (or  plum)  tuckered  out"  [syn:  {clean}, 
  {plumb}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Plum,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  61536) 
  Location:  40.50239  N,  79.75395  W 
  Population  (1990):  25609  (9289  housing  units) 
  Area:  74.2  sq  km  (land),  1.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  15239 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  PLUM 
 
  A  {compiler}  for  a  substantial  subset  of  {PL/I}  for  the 
  {Univac  1100},  from  the  {University  of  Maryland}. 
 
  ["PL/I  Programming  with  PLUM",  M.V.  Zelkowitz  Paladin  House, 
  1978]. 
 
  (1995-02-23) 
 
 




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