- a thorny, white-flowered prunus shrub (Prunus spinosa) with purple or black, plumlike fruit; sloe
- a cane or stick made of the stem of this shrub
See blackthorn in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A thorny deciduous Eurasian shrub (Prunus spinosa) having white flowers and small, bluish-black, plumlike fruits used chiefly for flavoring alcoholic beverages such as sloe gin. Also called sloe.
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