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plum

plum

 
pronunciation:
pluhm
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a type of sweet edible fruit with a smooth skin and a flattish stone.
similar words:
fathom
definition 2: any of various trees of the rose family that bear this fruit.
definition 3: a raisin when used in cakes, puddings, or the like.
definition 4: a dark bluish or purplish red color.
definition 5: (informal) something desirable or wonderful.
His new job was a plum.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: especially desirable or enviable.
She's got herself a plum position in the company now.
Homophone Note
The words plum and plumb sound alike but have different meanings. There is a silent 'B' at the end of plumb.
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