The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1(fruit)ciruela damascena feminine
- European-type plums include the prunes and damsons: ‘Italian’ and ‘Stanley’ are two of the most famous.
- Michaelmas had come, with its fragrant basketfuls of purple damsons, and its paler purple daisies’.
- Dense damson and winter berry fruits make this an ideal food accompaniment.
- At this year's festival there'll be damson jam, bottled damsons, wine, gin, beer and syrup, chocolates, ice cream - and even damson bread.
- There was great cheese, baked rice with damson jam and nutmeg and golden syrup pudding.
- The beautifully poached damsons, greengages and plums which accompanied them were ambrosial enough to serve on their own.
- The hedgerows are rich with fruit, elderberries, blackberries, sloes, hips and damsons.
- Whipping up enthusiasm at the Rural Forum as well as a delicious damson syllabub was Cumbrian chef and local food historian John Crouch.
- Adding cooking apples or damsons will ensure a perfect set in jam or jelly because of these fruits' high pectin levels.
- After a brief potted history of the damson, owner Michael Walsh invited the royal guest to sample his damson gin, to which the parched Prince quipped: ‘I thought you would never ask!’
- Other fruits, such as damsons, apples, pears, and peaches, were also made into marmalades.
- There are still strawberries, late and ripe, to go with the wild blackberries; Victoria plums and damsons are easy enough to find and even the odd greengage or two.
- Like the cherries, the gin-soaked damsons also retain their stone so that the fruit keeps its shape.
- Relishes such as wild cherry and bramble or damson jelly and gin - which goes very well with game - are very popular, too.
- For a crop of apples, pears, plums, damsons, gages or cherries, which are left outside all year round, try dwarf and pyramid fruit trees.
- Witherslack's Windfall Co-Operative is adding value to the local damson crop by making handmade preserves with fruit from orchards within the parish.
- In fact, he bought the wood today, but damson picking and jelly making prevented him starting on that project yet.
- There are damsons in other parts of the British Isles, but the flavour of the smaller Westmorland damson is said to be second to none.
- Add the brandy and flambé. Add damson purée so that the breasts are lightly coated all over.
- They sat at the small table before the fire and feasted on roast beef, stewed winter vegetables, chunks of fine white bread, and damson preserves.
2(tree)ciruelo damasceno masculine
- The reserve contains the remains of an apple and damson orchard.
- Whilst ornamental cherries produce no edible crop, the blossom of apples, pears, plums and damsons is usually followed by fruit worth harvesting.
- Britain took a more prominent role than other European countries in developing the cultivation of improved kinds of damson.
- IT is damson blossom time in the Lyth Valley and Damson Day is a celebration of this very fact.
- The fruit of the damson tree is useful only if you like damson jam - but the blossom, which is out right now, is the most lovely sight.
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