Definition of Indian plum in English:

Indian plum

Pronunciation /ˌɪndɪən ˈplʌm/


  • Any of several trees or shrubs bearing plumlike fruit, especially the myrobalan or cherry plum, Prunus cerasifera, of eastern Europe and South Asia and (North American) the osoberry, Oemleria cerasiformis, of North America.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Davenant (1606–1668), poet, playwright, and theatre manager. From Indian + plum.