Definition of Carlsbad plum in US English:

Carlsbad plum


  • A dessert plum of a blue-black variety, that is often crystallized.

    • ‘With whipped cream, toasted nuts and crystallised pears, apricots and Carlsbad plums, the result is something of a Fabergé egg.’
    • ‘The Portuguese candy sweet greengages, while Carlsbad plums are a speciality of the Czech Republic.’
    • ‘While her voice was admired for its rich velvet quality and steady purity of timbre - one reviewer described it as having the ‘luscious richness of a Carlsbad plum combined with the translucent purity of rock crystal’ - she was praised particularly for her interpretative skills.’
    • ‘On the 1933 and 1936 expeditions, ‘there were plenty of gourmet treats such as quails in aspic, Carlsbad plums and champagne.’’


Late 19th century: named after Karlsbad (now Karlovy Vary) in the Czech Republic.