1) Used originally of a compact body of persons or things, and of a clump of trees from 1470-85 (OED).

In 1525, Herry Savyll was accused of breaking into Wortley Park where he set his men in dyuerse plumps and busshementes. Much later it was the word for clumps of trees planted in parks and gardens: 1818 walling plumps in Ridge, Meltham

1847 a Hill where … a plump of firs had been planted, Tong.

dates 1525 1847

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