Definition of beach plum in English:

beach plum

noun

  • 1A maritime shrub related to the plum, native to northeastern North America.

    • ‘This project developed guidelines for commercial production of beach plum, assembled germ plasm for future crop improvement, and catalyzed a growers advisory committee.’
    • ‘Beach plums are fragrant wild roses, with hips rich in anti-oxidants.’
    • ‘There are even benches along the route if you'd like to stop and admire the scrub pine and beach plums.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our land grows palm trees and pine, redwoods and beach plum, vanishing Key deer and whooping cranes.’
    • ‘Along the east coast, the beach plum is predominant.’
    • ‘For the beach plum sauce: In saucepan, combine jelly, water and vinegar and bring to a simmer.’
    1. 1.1 The edible fruit of the beach plum.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The color of beach plums is intoxicating, ranging from purple to blue to reds, pinks, and green.’
      • ‘There are even benches along the route if you'd like to stop and admire the scrub pine and beach plums.’