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Wednesday Word: Damson

Damson - noun.

This word kept popping up in a mobile game I play, so eventually I gave it a Google. I assumed damson must be an insect of some kind...but it's...a kind of plum!

Chiefly found in Europe, the damson used to be known as a damascene. Legend has it that the plums were introduced to Great Britain by Romans, although this link has not been firmly proven.


Damson plum fruit.jpg
By Jonathan Billinger, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link


Tags: d, noun, wordsmith: calzephyr77
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