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Peach vs. Plum

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Peachnoun

A tree (Prunus persica), native to China and now widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.

Plumnoun

The edible, fleshy stone fruit of Prunus domestica, often of a dark red or purple colour.

Peachnoun

The soft juicy stone fruit of the peach tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured pit or stone containing a single seed.

Plumnoun

The stone-fruit tree which bears this fruit, Prunus domestica.

Peachnoun

A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange color.

Plumnoun

A dark bluish-red color/colour, the colour of some plums.

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Peachnoun

(informal) A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.

Plumnoun

A desirable thing.

Peachadjective

Of or pertaining to the color peach.

Plumnoun

(archaic) A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of £100,000 sterling, or a person possessing it.

Peachadjective

Particularly pleasing or agreeable.

Plumnoun

(dated) A good or choice thing of its kind, as among appointments, positions, parts of a book, etc.

‘The mayor rewarded his cronies with cushy plums, requiring little work for handsome pay.’;

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Peachverb

To inform on someone; turn informer.

Plumnoun

A raisin, when used in a pudding or cake.

Peachverb

To inform against.

Plumnoun

(pejorative) A fool, idiot.

Peachverb

To accuse of crime; to inform against.

Plumnoun

A testicle.

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Peachverb

To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice.

‘If I be ta'en, I'll peach for this.’;

Plumnoun

The edible, fleshy stone fruit of several species sharing Prunus subg. Prunus with Prunus domestica including, among others:

Peachnoun

A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone. In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.

Plumnoun

Prunus sect. Prunus

Peachnoun

The tree (Prunus Persica syn. Amygdalus Persica) which bears the peach fruit.

Plumnoun

Prunus sect. Prunocerasus North American plums

Peachnoun

The pale red color of the peach blossom, or the light pinkish yellow of the peach fruit.

Plumnoun

Prunus sect. Armeniaca (better known as apricots)

Peachnoun

cultivated in temperate regions

Plumnoun

The stone-fruit trees which bear these fruits.

Peachnoun

a very attractive or seductive looking woman

Plumnoun

The fruits of many unrelated trees and shrubs with fruit perceived to resemble plums

Peachnoun

downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh

Plumnoun

The trees and shrubs bearing those fruits

Peachnoun

a shade of pink tinged with yellow

Plumadjective

(comparable) Of a dark bluish-red colour.

Peachverb

divulge confidential information or secrets;

‘Be careful--his secretary talks’;

Plumadjective

(not comparable) Choice; especially lavish or preferred.

‘She landed a plum position as an executive for the firm.’;

Peach

The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears edible juicy fruits with various characteristics, most called peaches and others (the glossy-skinned varieties), nectarines.

Plumadjective

Plumb

Plumadverb

Completely; utterly.

‘You're going to think I'm plum crazy for this, but I want to adopt all seven kittens.’;

Plumverb

(mining) To plumb.

Plumnoun

The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus domestica, and of several other species of Prunus; also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree.

‘The bullace, the damson, and the numerous varieties of plum, of our gardens, although growing into thornless trees, are believed to be varieties of the blackthorn, produced by long cultivation.’;

Plumnoun

A grape dried in the sun; a raisin.

Plumnoun

A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of £100,000 sterling; also, the person possessing it.

Plumnoun

Something likened to a plum in desirableness; a good or choice thing of its kind, as among appointments, positions, parts of a book, etc.; as, the mayor rewarded his cronies with cushy plums, requiring little work for handsome pay

Plumnoun

A color resembling that of a plum; a slightly grayish deep purple, varying somewhat in its red or blue tint.

Plumnoun

any of several trees producing edible oval smooth-skinned fruit with a single hard stone

Plumnoun

any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval smooth-skinned fruit with a single pit

Plumadverb

exactly;

‘fell plumb in the middle of the puddle’;

Plumadverb

completely; used as intensifiers;

‘clean forgot the appointment’; ‘I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out’;

Plum

A plum is a fruit of some species in Prunus subg. Prunus.

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