PRONUNCIATION: (DAM-zuhn, -suhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. A variety of small plum (Prunus insititia) or its fruit.
2. A dark purple color.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin Prunum Damascenum (plum of Damascus), perhaps because it was first cultivated in Damascus or because it was introduced into Europe from Syria. Two other words coined after Damascus are damask and damascene. Earliest documented use: 1398.

DRAMSON - a little something you ask your friendly barkeeper to pour


DAMSOX - the expected September fold came in July this year