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sloe

 (slō)
n.
2. Any of various North American shrubs resembling the blackthorn.

[Middle English slo, from Old English slā; see sleiə- in Indo-European roots.]

sloe

(sləʊ)
n
1. (Brewing) the small sour blue-black fruit of the blackthorn
2. (Plants) another name for blackthorn
[Old English slāh; related to Old High German slēha, Middle Dutch sleuuwe]

sloe

(sloʊ)

n.
1. the small, sour, blackish fruit of the blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, of the rose family.
2. the shrub itself.
[before 900; Middle English slo, Old English slā(h), c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German slē, sleuuwe, Old High German slēha, slēwa, Swedish slå]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sloe - wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow fleshsloe - wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh
sloe - small sour dark purple fruit of especially the Allegheny plum bush
wild plum, wild plum tree - an uncultivated plum tree or shrub
2.sloe - a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fruitssloe - 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
3.sloe - small sour dark purple fruit of especially the Allegheny plum bush
plum - any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
sloe gin - gin flavored with sloes (fruit of the blackthorn)
Alleghany plum, Allegheny plum, Prunus alleghaniensis, sloe - wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh
Translations

sloe

[sləʊ]
A. N (= fruit) → endrina f; (= tree) → endrino m
B. CPD sloe gin Nlicor m de endrinas

sloe

n (= fruit)Schlehe f; (= tree)Schlehdorn m; sloe ginSchlehdornschnaps m

sloe

[sləʊ] n (tree) → pruno selvatico; (fruit) → prugnola
References in classic literature ?
which might have been some excuse for an appetite a little irregular), but black as a sloe, and her countenance did not make an appearance altogether so hideous as the rest of her kind; for I think she could not be above eleven years old.
Along an alleyway he went and slipping in at the back door of the saloon began drinking a drink made of a combination of sloe gin and soda water.
Mowgli, who had never known what real hunger meant, fell back on stale honey, three years old, scraped out of deserted rock-hives--honey black as a sloe, and dusty with dried sugar.
There is likewise an undergrowth of aromatic shrubs, creepers, and clambering vines, that render the forests almost impenetrable; together with berries of various kinds, such as gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries, both red and yellow, very large and finely flavored whortleberries, cranberries, serviceberries, blackberries, currants, sloes, and wild and choke cherries.
Thereupon little Giry--the girl with eyes black as sloes, hair black as ink, a swarthy complexion and a poor little skin stretched over poor little bones--little Giry added:
All around it looked so cold and raw: the long willow-leaves were quite yellow, and the fog dripped from them like water; one leaf fell after the other: the sloes only stood full of fruit, which set one's teeth on edge.
I niver remember a blue eye i' my family; my mother had eyes as black as sloes, just like Hetty's.
Recipe for success To make your sloe gin you will need an airtight jar which must be sterilised.
Mrs L M Wadlow of Redditch BRAMBLING TIME "It's time to go blackberrying," my Aunt Nelly said, "And we'll pick a few sloes while we're at it, Those brambles are wicked, they'll scratch your bare arms So make sure you wear your old jacket.
Or the sloe wine we toiled for hours on produced by the bottle buried
She added: "We've been busy making jams, jelly, vodka and sloe gin, too.