Definition of greengage in English:
1 (also greengage plum) A sweet, greenish fruit resembling a small plum. Also called gage3.
- 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
- 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.
Definition of greengage in:
- British & World English dictionary
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