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Definition of Date plum
date plumLotus Lo"tus, n. [L. lotus, Gr. ?. Cf. Lote.]
(a) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium
speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in
Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum,
the American lotus; and Nymph[ae]a Lotus and N.
c[ae]rulea, the respectively white-flowered and
blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with
Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient
(b) The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in
Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain
(Zizyphus Lotus), the fruit of which is mildly
sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers
who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all
desire to return to it.
(c) The lote, or nettle tree. See Lote.
(d) A genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling
clover. [Written also lotos.]
European lotus, a small tree (Diospyros Lotus) of
Southern Europe and Asia; also, its rather large bluish
black berry, which is called also the date plum. Date plum 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
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
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. Date plumDate Date, n.[F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. ?, prob. not the
same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.] (Bot.)
The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.
Note: This fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive,
containing a soft pulp, sweet, esculent, and wholesome,
and inclosing a hard kernel.
Date palm, or Date tree (Bot.), the genus of palms which
bear dates, of which common species is Ph[oe]nix
dactylifera. See Illust.
Date plum (Bot.), the fruit of several species of
Diospyros, including the American and Japanese
persimmons, and the European lotus (D. Lotus).
Date shell, or Date fish (Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell, or
its inhabitant, of the genus Pholas, and allied genera.
Meaning of Date plum from wikipedia
lotus, with common names date
persimmon, or lilac
persimmon, is a widely cultivated species
of the genus
- Persian Khormaloo
to the taste
of this fruit, which
of both plums
and dates. American persimmon
- Plum Island
is an island
in the Town of Southold
County, New York in the United
States. The island
Bay, east of Orient...
- Amelina Plumbe
(born 21 December
1994, Brisbane), who performs
as Thelma Plum
, is an Indigenous Australian
singer-songwriter-guitarist from Delungra, New...
- Mirabelle plum
, also known
as mirabelle prune
or cherry plum
subsp. syriaca), is a cultivar group
of plum trees
of the genus
- vicinity Ziziphus
lotus, a shrub species
with edible fruit Diospyros lotus
persimmon) a tree with edible fruit Lotus
- Ennis, a seedless
variety. Another nickname
of the American
' also refers
to a persimmon species found
- fellbloom, or Medicago arborea
and succulent persimmon fruit
of the date
-plum Diospyros lotus
a water-lily, either Nymphaea
- Kelsey Christine Plum
24, 1994) is an American professional basketball player
for the Las Vegas
Aces of the Women's National Basketball
of po****r plum cakes
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