Adjective "damson" definition and examples

(Damson may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdamz(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small purple-black plum-like fruit.
  1. 'The beautifully poached damsons, greengages and plums which accompanied them were ambrosial enough to serve on their own.'
  2. 'Whipping up enthusiasm at the Rural Forum as well as a delicious damson syllabub was Cumbrian chef and local food historian John Crouch.'
  3. 'There are still strawberries, late and ripe, to go with the wild blackberries; Victoria plums and damsons are easy enough to find and even the odd greengage or two.'
  4. 'There are damsons in other parts of the British Isles, but the flavour of the smaller Westmorland damson is said to be second to none.'
  5. 'Other fruits, such as damsons, apples, pears, and peaches, were also made into marmalades.'
  6. 'Add the brandy and flambé. Add damson purée so that the breasts are lightly coated all over.'
  7. 'For a crop of apples, pears, plums, damsons, gages or cherries, which are left outside all year round, try dwarf and pyramid fruit trees.'
  8. 'Like the cherries, the gin-soaked damsons also retain their stone so that the fruit keeps its shape.'
  9. 'At this year's festival there'll be damson jam, bottled damsons, wine, gin, beer and syrup, chocolates, ice cream - and even damson bread.'
  10. 'In fact, he bought the wood today, but damson picking and jelly making prevented him starting on that project yet.'
  11. 'Autumnal shades abound, burnished orange; mauve; burnt umber; ochre; sage green and damson, preferably all in the one outfit.'
  12. 'Swoop on the remaining bottles of this brilliant discounted sweet damson plum-packed red, 50 per cent garnacha to 50 per cent tempranillo.'
  13. 'If it's a winter wedding, could you wear a berry coloured gown, damson or even red?'
The small deciduous tree which bears damsons, probably derived from the bullace.
  1. 'The reserve contains the remains of an apple and damson orchard.'
  2. 'Britain took a more prominent role than other European countries in developing the cultivation of improved kinds of damson.'

More definitions

1. Also called damson plum. the small, dark-blue or purple fruit of a plum, Prunus insititia, of the rose family, introduced into Europe from Asia Minor.

2. a medium to dark violet. adjective

3. of the color damson.

More examples(as adjective)

"sauces can be damson."

"robes can be damson."

Origin

Late Middle English damascene, from Latin damascenum (prunum) ‘(plum) of Damascus’. Compare with Damascene and damask.