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sloe

[ sloh ]
/ sloʊ /
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noun
the small, sour, blackish fruit of the blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, of the rose family.
the shrub itself.
any of various other plants of the genus Prunus, as a shrub or small tree, P. alleghaniensis, bearing dark-purple fruit.
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Origin of sloe

before 900; Middle English slo,Old English slā(h); cognate with German Schlehe,Dutch slee
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British Dictionary definitions for sloe

sloe
/ (sləʊ) /

noun
the small sour blue-black fruit of the blackthorn
another name for blackthorn

Word Origin for sloe

Old English slāh; related to Old High German slēha, Middle Dutch sleuuwe
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