1. Japanese apricot (Prunus mume); Japanese plum; ume; Chinese plum
  • うめ
  • はな
  • こんしゅう今週
  • みごろ見頃
  • です
The plum blossoms are at their best this week.
2. lowest (of a three-tier ranking system)See also 竹 たけ, See also 松 まつ
Wikipedia definition
3. Prunus mumePrunus mume, with the common names including Chinese plum and Japanese apricot, is an Asian tree species classified in the Armeniaca section of the genus Prunus. The flower, long a beloved subject in the traditional painting of East Asia, is usually translated as plum blossom. This distinct tree species is related to both the plum and apricot trees. Although generally referred to as a plum in English, it is more closely related to the apricot.
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Other forms
梅 【むめ】楳 【うめ】楳 【むめ】ウメ
むめ: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage. むめ: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage.


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