Definition of Carlsbad plum in English:

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Carlsbad plum

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːlzbad/


A dessert plum of a blue-black variety, that is often crystallized.
Example sentences
  • On the 1933 and 1936 expeditions, ‘there were plenty of gourmet treats such as quails in aspic, Carlsbad plums and champagne.’
  • The Portuguese candy sweet greengages, while Carlsbad plums are a speciality of the Czech Republic.
  • With whipped cream, toasted nuts and crystallised pears, apricots and Carlsbad plums, the result is something of a Fabergé egg.


Late 19th century: named after Karlsbad (now Karlovy Vary) in the Czech Republic.

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