McLaughlin.— Fruit large, roundish-oblate. Skirt thin and tender, of a fine yellow colour, dotted and mottled with red, and covered with thin grey bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small round cavity. Flesh yellow, firm, very juicy, sweet, with a rich luscious flavour, and adhering to the stone. Shoots smooth.

An excellent plum, ripening in the end of August.

Maitre Claude. See White Perdrigon.

Mamelonne {Mamclon Sageret).—Fruit medium sized, roundish-oval, tapering with a pear-shaped neck towards the stalk, and frequently furnished with a nipple at the apex. Skin yellowish-green, mottled with red next the sun, and covered with grey bloom. Stalk short, inserted without depression. Flesh yellowish, firm, very juicy, sugary, and richly flavoured, separating freely from the stone. Shoots smooth.

An excellent dessert plum, ripening about the middle of August.

Mimms. See Diapree Rouge.

Mirabelle Petite {Mirabelle; Mirabelle Blanche; Mirabelle Jaune; Mirabelle Perle; Mirabelle de Vienne; White Mirabelle).—Fruit produced in clusters, small, roundish-oval, and marked with a faint suture on one side. Skin of a fine yellow colour, sometimes marked with crimson spots on the side exposed to the sun, and covered with thin white bloom. Stalk three quarters of an inch long, inserted without depression. Flesh deep yellow, firm, pretty juicy, sweet, and briskly flavoured, separating from the stone. Shoots downy.

A valuable little plum for preserving, and all culinary purposes. Ripe in the middle of August. The tree forms a handsome pyramid, and is a most abundant bearer.

Mirabelle Blanche., See Mirabelle Petite, Mirabelle Double. See Drap d'Or. Mirabelle Grosse. See Drap d' Or. Mirabelle Jaune. See Mirabelle Petite. Mirabelle d'Octobre. See Mirabelle Tardive, Mirabelle Perle. See Mirabelle Petite.

Mirabelle Tardive (Bricette; Mirabelle d'Octobre; Petite Bricette).—Fruit small, roundish-oval, sometimes quite round, and marked with a distinct suture. Skin thin and tender, yellowish-white, dotted and speckled with red, and covered with thin white bloom. Stalk half an inch long, slender, inserted in a shallow and narrow cavity. Flesh yellowish-white, firm, very juicy, with a brisk vinous flavour, and adhering partially to the stone. Shoots smooth.

An excellent preserving and culinary plum. Ripe in October. The tree forms a handsome pyramid, and is an excellent bearer.

Mirabelle de Vienne. See Mirabelle Petite,

Mirabelle Vert Double. See Green Gage.

Miser Plum. See Cherry.

Miviam. See Royale Hative.

Mogul Rouge. See Red Magnum Bonum.

Monsieur. See Orleans.

Monsieur a Fruits Jaune. See Yellow Orleans.

Monsieur Hatif. See Early Orleans.

Monsieur Hatif de Montmorency. See Early Orleans.

Monsieur Ordinaire. See Orleans.

Monsieur Tardive. See Late Orleans.

Monsieur Tardive. See Suisse.

Monstrueuse de Bavay. See Reine Claude de Bavay.

De Montfort.—Fruit medium sized, roundish, inclining to ovate, with a well-marked suture on one side. Skin dark purple, covered with a thin pale blue bloom. Stalk half an inch long, not deeply inserted. Flesh greenish-yellow, tender and melting, with a thick syrupy and honied juice, and when it hangs till it shrivels is quite a sweetmeat; separates from the stone, which is small. Shoots smooth.

A delicious dessert plum. Ripe in the middle of August. It bears considerable resemblance to Royale Hative, but is larger, and appears to be an improved form of that variety.

Morocco (Black Damask; Black Morocco; Early Damask; Early Morocco).—Fruit medium sized, roundish, flattened at the apex, and marked on one side with a shallow suture. Skin very dark purple, almost black, and covered with thin pale blue bloom. Stalk stout, about half an inch long. Flesh greenish-yellow, juicy, with a sweet, brisk flavour, and slightly adhering to the stone. Shoots downy.

An excellent early plum. Ripe in the beginning of August.

Myrobalan. See Cherry.