Plum vs Plumlike - What's the difference?

plum | plumlike |


As a noun plum

is feather.

As an adjective plumlike is

resembling a plum or some aspect of one.

plum

English

(wikipedia plum)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . Cognate with German Pflaume, Dutch pruim. Compare prune

Noun

(en noun)
  • The edible, fleshy stone fruit of Prunus domestica , often of a dark red or purple colour.
  • The stone-fruit tree which bears this fruit, Prunus domestica .
  • A dark bluish-red color/colour, the colour of some plums.
  • A desirable thing.
  • A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of £100,000 sterling, or a person possessing it.
  • A raisin, when used in a pudding or cake.
  • (pejorative) A fool, idiot.
  • (slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
  • The edible, fleshy stone fruit of several species sharing '' with ''Prunus domestica including, among others:
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  • ## Prunus spinosa , the sloe
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  • # North American plums
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  • # (better known as apricots)
  • ## Prunus mume , an Asian fruit more closely related to the apricot than the plum, usually consumed pickled, dried, or as a juice or wine; ume.
  • The stone-fruit trees which bear these fruits.
  • The fruits of many unrelated trees and shrubs with fruit perceived to resemble plums
  • The trees and shrubs bearing those fruits
  • Synonyms
    * (tree) plum tree, plumtree * ume
    Derived terms
    * American black plum * Assyrian plum * Australian plum * Brazilian plum * Canada plum * Darling plum * East Indian plum * Guinea plum * Indian plum * Jamaica plum * Japanese plum * Japan plum * Morocco plum * Natal plum * Orleans plum * Port Arthur plum * Queensland plum * Satsuma plum * Spanish plum * Tasmanian plum * Victoria plum * yellow Spanish plum * apple-plum * beach plum, beach-plum * black plum of Illawarra * blood plum * bullace plum * cherry plum * chickasaw plum * cocoa plum, coco plum, cocoplum * damascene plum, damask plum, damson plum * date plum, date-plum * dried plum * gingerbread plum * golden plum * gopher plum * gray plum, grey plum * ground plum * hog-plum * horse-plum * leaf curling plum aphid * marmalade plum * mirabelle plum * mountain plum * muscle plum * mussel plum * myrobalan plum, myrobella plum * olive-plum * partridge plum * pear-plum * persimmon-plum * pigeon-plum * plum blossom * plum brandy * plum curculio * plum peach * plum pox * plum pudding, plum-pudding * plum rains * plum sauce * plum tomato * plum tree * plum weevil * plum wine * plum-bird, plum bird * plum-blossom * plum-broth * plum-budder, plum budder * plum-cake * plum-color, plum-colour * plum-colored, plum-coloured * plumcot * plum-damas, plumdamas, plum-damis * plum-dough, plum-duff * plum-fir * plum-gouger, plum gouger * plum-in-the-mouth * plumless * plummy * plum-pie * plum-pockets * plum-porridge * plum-pottage * plumrock * plum-stone * pluot * sapodilla plum * sebesten plum * slugplum * sugar plum, sugar-plum, sugarplum * tamarind plum * the bloom of the plum, the blue of the plum * urucuri plum * wheat-plum * wild plum * yellow plum * yellowgage plum

    Adjective

    (more)
  • (comparable) Of a dark bluish-red colour.
  • (not comparable) Choice; especially lavish or preferred.
  • She landed a plum position as an executive for the firm.

    See also

    * briolette * damson * greengage * mirabelle * myrobalan * prune * sapote * slivovitz * sloe * umeboshi * umesu *

    Etymology 2

    Phonetically based spelling of (plumb)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Plumb
  • Adverb

    (-)
  • Completely; utterly.
  • You're going to think I'm plum crazy for this, but I want to adopt all seven kittens.

    Verb

    (plumm)
  • (mining) To plumb.
  • plumlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a plum or some aspect of one.
  • Synonyms

    * plummy