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 for date plum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plum \Plum\, n. [AS. pl[=u]me, fr. L. prunum; akin to Gr. ?, ?.
     Cf. Prune a dried plum.]
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     1. (Bot.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus
        domestica, and of several other species of Prunus;
        also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree.
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              The bullace, the damson, and the numerous varieties
              of plum, of our gardens, although growing into
              thornless trees, are believed to be varieties of the
              blackthorn, produced by long cultivation. --G.
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     Note: Two or three hundred varieties of plums derived from
           the Prunus domestica are described; among them the
           greengage, the Orleans, the purple gage, or
           Reine Claude Violette, and the German prune, are
           some of the best known.
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     Note: Among the true plums are;
     Beach plum, the Prunus maritima, and its crimson or
        purple globular drupes,
     Bullace plum. See Bullace.
     Chickasaw plum, the American Prunus Chicasa, and its
        round red drupes.
     Orleans plum, a dark reddish purple plum of medium size,
        much grown in England for sale in the markets.
     Wild plum of America, Prunus Americana, with red or
        yellow fruit, the original of the Iowa plum and several
        other varieties.
        [1913 Webster] Among plants called plum, but of other
        genera than Prunus, are;
     Australian plum, Cargillia arborea and Cargillia
        australis, of the same family with the persimmon.
     Blood plum, the West African H[ae]matostaphes Barteri.
     Cocoa plum, the Spanish nectarine. See under Nectarine.
     Date plum. See under Date.
     Gingerbread plum, the West African Parinarium
     Gopher plum, the Ogeechee lime.
     Gray plum, Guinea plum. See under Guinea.
     Indian plum, several species of Flacourtia.
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     2. A grape dried in the sun; a raisin.
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     3. A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant
        language, the sum of [pounds]100,000 sterling; also, the
        person possessing it.
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     4. Something likened to a plum in desirableness; a good or
        choice thing of its kind, as among appointments,
        positions, parts of a book, etc.; as, the mayor rewarded
        his cronies with cushy plums, requiring little work for
        handsome pay
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     5. A color resembling that of a plum; a slightly grayish deep
        purple, varying somewhat in its red or blue tint.
     Plum bird, Plum budder (Zool.), the European bullfinch.
     Plum gouger (Zool.), a weevil, or curculio ({Coccotorus
        scutellaris), which destroys plums. It makes round holes
        in the pulp, for the reception of its eggs. The larva
        bores into the stone and eats the kernel.
     Plum weevil (Zool.), an American weevil which is very
        destructive to plums, nectarines, cherries, and many other
        stone fruits. It lays its eggs in crescent-shaped
        incisions made with its jaws. The larva lives upon the
        pulp around the stone. Called also turk, and plum
        curculio. See Illust. under Curculio.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lotus \Lo"tus\ (l[=o]"t[u^]s), n. [L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf.
     1. (Bot.)
        (a) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium
            speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in
            Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum,
            the American lotus; and Nymph[ae]a Lotus and
            Nymph[ae]a c[ae]rulea, the respectively
            white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern
            Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured
            on its ancient monuments.
        (b) The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in
            Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain
            ({Zizyphus Lotus), the fruit of which is mildly
            sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers
            who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all
            desire to return to it.
        (c) The lote, or nettle tree. See Lote.
        (d) A genus ({Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling
            clover. [Written also lotos.]
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     European+lotus,+a+small+tree+({Diospyros+Lotus">European lotus, a small tree ({Diospyros Lotus) of
        Southern Europe and Asia; also, its rather large bluish
        black berry, which is called also the date plum.
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     2. (Arch.) An ornament much used in Egyptian architecture,
        generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian
        water lily.
        [1913 Webster] Lotus-eater

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Date \Date\, n.[F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. ?, prob. not the
     same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.] (Bot.)
     The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.
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     Note: This fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive,
           containing a soft pulp, sweet, esculent, and wholesome,
           and inclosing a hard kernel.
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     Date palm, or Date tree (Bot.), the genus of palms which
        bear dates, of which common species is Ph[oe]nix
        dactylifera. See Illust.
     Date plum (Bot.), the fruit of several species of
        Diospyros, including the American and Japanese
        persimmons, and the European lotus ({Diospyros Lotus).
     Date shell, or Date fish (Zool.), a bivalve shell, or its
        inhabitant, of the genus Pholas, and allied genera. See
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  date plum
      n 1: an Asiatic persimmon tree cultivated for its small yellow
           or purplish-black edible fruit much valued by Afghan tribes
           [syn: date plum, Diospyros lotus]

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