Part of speech: noun

A small purple plum; also, the tree producing it.

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Usage examples "damson":

  1. It is her intimate and thorough knowledge of big things and small, of literature and damson cheese, enabling her and us to see all round her characters, that provides these characters with their ample background of light and shade. - "Scenes of Clerical Life", George Eliot.
  2. The little French boy that followed his grown- ups so sedately down the room was as dark as a damson and clad in a white tunic that showed his dimpled arms and his strong brown legs. - "The Disturbing Charm", Berta Ruck.
  3. Damson Tart, with bottled fruit. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.