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1. See blackthorn.
2. Any of various North American shrubs resembling the blackthorn.
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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||sloe - 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
|2.||sloe - 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
|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)