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blackthorn

[ blak-thawrn ]
/ ˈblækˌθɔrn /
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noun
a shrub or tree of the genus Crataegus, as C. calpodendron.
a walking stick made of a blackthorn tree or shrub.
Also called sloe. a much-branched, thorny, Old World shrub, Prunus spinosa, having white flowers and small plumlike fruits.
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Origin of blackthorn

First recorded in 1350–1400, blackthorn is from Middle English blak thorn. See black, thorn
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British Dictionary definitions for blackthorn

blackthorn
/ (ˈblækˌθɔːn) /

noun
Also called: sloe a thorny Eurasian rosaceous shrub, Prunus spinosa, with black twigs, white flowers, and small sour plumlike fruits
a walking stick made from its wood
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