blackthorn definition

  • noun:
    • A thorny deciduous Eurasian shrub (Prunus spinosa) having white blossoms and small, bluish-black, plumlike fruits utilized chiefly for flavoring alcohol consumption eg sloe gin. Also referred to as sloe.
    • a big shrub or tiny tree, Prunus spinosa, which native to Europe, western Asia, and north Africa. It offers a dark bark and bears thorns.
    • A spreading thorny shrub or little tree (Prunus spinosa), with blackish bark, and bearing small black plums, which are called sloes; the sloe.
    • A species of Cratægus or hawthorn (Cratægus tomentosa). Both are used for hedges.
    • The sloe, Prunus spinosa. See sloe.
    • A walking-stick made from the stem for this shrub.
    • a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fresh fruits
    • erect and very nearly thornless United states hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped fruits

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