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Gray plum

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

   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}.
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