or use Advanced Search
if you are searching for a compound word, note that it might appear in any of three ways, reflecting varied editorial practice: spaced ('house keeper'), solid ('housekeeper'), or hyphenated ('house-keeper')

Search results

Search phrase: plum

Plays

 2 result(s). alternate result(s)
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
King JohnKJ II.i.162Give it a plum, a cherry, and a fig.Giue yt a plum, a cherry, and a figge,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.ii.73If he dare venture; hang him, plum porridge!If he dare venture, hang him plumb porredge.

Poems

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Passionate PilgrimPP.10.5 Like a green plum that hangs upon a tree, Like a greene plumbe that hangs vpon a tree:
Venus and AdonisVen.527 The mellow plum doth fall, the green sticks fast, The mellow plum doth fall, the greene sticks fast,

Glossary

 1 result(s).
plum porridge[contemptuous, for the type of person who would eat] rich, fruity porridge [= heavy, lumbering individual]

Thesaurus

 0 result(s).

Themes and Topics

 0 result(s).

Words Families

 4 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PLUMBASICplum n
PLUMFOODplum-broth n
PLUMPLANTplum-tree adj, plum-tree n

Snippets

 0 result(s).
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2022 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL