Definition of greengage in English:


Syllabification: green·gage
Pronunciation: /ˈgrēnˌgāj


  • 1 (also greengage plum) A sweet, greenish fruit resembling a small plum. Also called gage3.
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    • Cover and leave to simmer for 15 min, stirring regularly to crush the greengages down to a pulp.
    • Bake the tart for 50-60 minutes, until the almond filling is cooked and the plums or greengages are tender.
    • If they are greengages, they'll be sweet and suitable for eating.
  • 2The tree bearing the greengage fruit.
    • Prunus domestica subsp. italica (or P. italica), family Rosaceae
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    • Residents are now planning to plant another 70 trees, including cherry and greengage, at the orchard, off Leigh Road.


early 18th century: named after Sir William Gage (1657–1727), the English botanist who introduced it to England.

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