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1. A thorny deciduous Eurasian shrub (Prunus spinosa) of the rose family, having white flowers and small bluish-black fruits.
2. The fruit of this plant, used chiefly for flavoring alcoholic beverages such as sloe gin. In both senses also called sloe.
1. (Plants) Also called: sloe a thorny Eurasian rosaceous shrub, Prunus spinosa, with black twigs, white flowers, and small sour plumlike fruits
2. a walking stick made from its wood
a thorny Old World shrub, Prunus spinosa, of the rose family, having white flowers and small plumlike fruits.Also called sloe.
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|Noun||1.||blackthorn - a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fruits|
genus Prunus, Prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
|2.||blackthorn - erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berries|