greengage








noun

  1. any of several varieties of light-green plums, as Prunus insititia italica.

noun

  1. a cultivated variety of plum tree, Prunus domestica italica, with edible green plumlike fruits
  2. the fruit of this tree

from green + name of English botanist Sir William Gage (1657-1727) who first cultivated it in England c.1725.

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