Definition of Prunus. Meaning of Prunus. Synonyms of Prunus
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Definition of Prunus
Prunus 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. PrunusPrunus Pru"nus, n. [L., a plum tree.] (Bot.)
A genus of trees with perigynous rosaceous flowers, and a
single two-ovuled carpel which usually becomes a drupe in
Note: Originally, this genus was limited to the plums, then,
by Linn[ae]us, was made to include the cherries and the
apricot. Later botanists separated these into several
genera, as Prunus, Cerasus, and Armeniaca, but
now, by Bentham and Hooker, the plums, cherries, cherry
laurels, peach, almond, and nectarine are all placed in
Meaning of Prunus from wikipedia
- are cl****ified under Prunus
. Many members
of the genus
are widely cultivated
for their fruit
and for decorative
purposes. Prunus fruit
- The almond
// (listen) (Prunus
dulcis, syn. Prunus
amygdalus) is a species
of tree native
to Iran and surrounding countries
but widely cultivated
- genus Prunus
. The species
in North America
America. Black cherry
is closely related
to the chokecherry
- genus Prunus
, and is a fleshy drupe
(stone fruit). Commercial cherries
species, such as the sweet Prunus
- A plum is a fruit
of the subgenus Prunus
of the genus Prunus
. The subgenus
from other subgenera
(peaches, cherries, bird cherries, etc...
spinosa, called blackthorn
or sloe, is a species
of flowering plant
in the rose family
Rosaceae. It is native
to Europe, western
Asia, and locally...
- further contributing
to confusion. Varieties Prunus virginiana
chokecherry) Prunus virginiana
(Nutt. ex Torr. &...
mume is an East Asian
cl****ified in the Armeniaca section
of the genus Prunus subgenus Prunus
. Its common names include Chinese
- to other species
of Prunus growing
in their native
to the North American species Prunus
serotina. Prunus avium means
- other Prunus varieties
such as the Victoria
plum. The plant propagates
by seed or by suckering, and is often
used as the rootstock
for other Prunus
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