Definition of date plum in English:

date plum


  • another term for persimmon
    • ‘A seedless variety has been reported from China, but most date plums contain numerous brown, flattened seeds.’
    • ‘Like the persimon, the date plum looses its astringency when fully ripe.’
    • ‘The fruit variety known as the date plum is one of several fruits reputed to have been the ‘lotus’ of the so-called lotus-eaters of Homer's Odyssey.’
    • ‘The date plum was first introduced to Europe in 1596, and was a popular plant in southern Europe by the end of the 18th century.’
    • ‘Persimmons, he tells her, are American date plums, sweet when softened by frost.’