Definition of black plum in US English:

black plum


  • 1Any of several plum trees with dark-coloured fruit; the fruit of any of these trees; (now rare).

  • 2Any of several other trees with dark-coloured plum-like fruit; especially a small tree of eastern Australia, Diospyros australis (family Ebenaceae).


Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Parkinson (1566/7–1650), apothecary and herbalist.