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black·thorn

 (blăk′thôrn′)
n.
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.
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blackthorn

(ˈblækˌθɔːn)
n
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
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black•thorn

(ˈblækˌθɔrn)

n.
a thorny Old World shrub, Prunus spinosa, of the rose family, having white flowers and small plumlike fruits.
Also called sloe.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackthorn - a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fruitsblackthorn - 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
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.blackthorn - erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berriesblackthorn - erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berries
Crataegus, genus Crataegus - thorny shrubs and small trees: hawthorn; thorn; thorn apple
haw, hawthorn - a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
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Translations

blackthorn

[ˈblækθɔːn] Nendrino m
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blackthorn

[ˈblækˌθɔːn] nprugnolo, pruno selvatico
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He, indeed, ignorant that the still hour, a cloudless moon, and an open lattice, had revealed to me the secret of his selfish love and false friendship, would have continued smooth and complaisant as ever; but I grew spiny as a porcupine, and inflexible as a blackthorn cudgel; I never had a smile for his raillery, never a moment for his society; his invitations to take coffee with him in his parlour were invariably rejected, and very stiffly and sternly rejected too; his jesting allusions to the directress (which he still continued) were heard with a grim calm very different from the petulant pleasure they were formerly wont to excite.
They have real glasses and real wine of three kinds, namely, blackthorn wine, berberris wine, and cowslip wine, and the Queen pours out, but the bottles are so heavy that she just pretends to pour out.
He was dressed in nightshirt and trousers, with his favourite blackthorn cudgel in his hand.
His two clenched hands were raised above his head, and a heavy, blackthorn stick lay across them.
"And thou pratest like a coward," answered the stranger, "for thou standest there with a good yew bow to shoot at my heart, while I have nought in my hand but a plain blackthorn staff wherewith to meet thee."
"The reports have been coming from Blackthorn Road, which is only 50 or 60 yards from flood works, and Stuart Court - which is not far from a burn.
He owns and manages Blackthorn Safaris, and divides his time between bird-shooting and deer hunts in the UK and big-game hunts in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
It has been bitterly cold in work lately and the period between April 11 and 14 is traditionally known as the Blackthorn Winter as the frosts mimic the white blossom on the blackthorn trees.
meath & (c)The Sixth Augusta Nominees Ltd having ceased to trade having its registered office & principal place of business at Ground Floor, Apex Business Centre, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 & (d)The Seventh Augusta Nominees Ltd never having traded having its registered office & principal place of business at Ground Floor, Apex Business Centre, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 & (e)Molmat Ltd never having traded having its registered office at Pinehill Industrial Estate, Mountain Top, Letterkenny, Co.
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Christopher refers to the lessons taught and learned while he lived and worked with Benedict Blackthorn, a master apothecary.
The black hairstreak was spotted where work to retain blackthorn, where it lays its eggs, has been carried out.