Definition of beach plum in English:

beach plum

noun

  • 1A maritime shrub related to the plum, found on the east coast of North America.

    • ‘Beach plums are fragrant wild roses, with hips rich in anti-oxidants.’
    • ‘It is important to plant beach plums in a place (sun or shade) where they can spread and will never have to be transplanted, as the tap root can be almost impossible to dig out after the bushes grow for a few years.’
    • ‘For the beach plum sauce: In saucepan, combine jelly, water and vinegar and bring to a simmer.’
    • ‘Along the east coast, the beach plum is predominant.’
    • ‘There are even benches along the route if you'd like to stop and admire the scrub pine and beach plums.’
    • ‘Our land grows palm trees and pine, redwoods and beach plum, vanishing Key deer and whooping cranes.’
    • ‘This project developed guidelines for commercial production of beach plum, assembled germ plasm for future crop improvement, and catalyzed a growers advisory committee.’
    1. 1.1 The edible fruit of the beach plum.
      • ‘But almost all of the pale green, waist-high beach plum bushes, half covered by the shifting sands, bore few or no fruit.’
      • ‘Although beach plum's native range is restricted to coastal dunes, it grows quite well in Upstate New York, reports Whitlow.’
      • ‘There are even benches along the route if you'd like to stop and admire the scrub pine and beach plums.’
      • ‘Beach plums, about the size and color of purple grapes, make a tasty, unusual jam and, for many New Englanders, conjure up summers spent on Cape Cod.’
      • ‘The color of beach plums is intoxicating, ranging from purple to blue to reds, pinks, and green.’