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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dam"son
A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; -- called also damask plum.

Etymology: OE. damasin the Damascus plum, fr. L. Damascenus. See Damascene

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Dark purple plum of the damson tree

Middle English, from Latin (prunum (“plum”)) damascenum (“of Damascus”)

  1. A subspecies of plum tree, Prunus domestica subsp. insititia, native to Eurasia.
  2. The edible fruit of this tree.

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Fun Facts about the name Damson

  • When was the first name Damson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Damson is Monday, June 4th, 1928.
  • How unique is the name Damson? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Damson. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Damson: Your name in reverse order is Nosmad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Soadmn. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Damson born Dec 18, 1949

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 400. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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