Definition of ume in US English:

ume

noun

  • 1A fleshy yellow fruit, similar to an apricot but having a sour flavor, used mainly to make drinks, preserves, and sauces.

  • 2The deciduous eastern Asian tree that bears the ume, related to the plum and apricot and bearing fragrant white, pink, or red blossoms in winter.

    Prunus mume, family Rosaceae

Origin

Japanese.

Pronunciation