- blackthorn (sense )
- the small, blue-black, plumlike fruit of the blackthorn
- any of various wild plums
Origin of sloeMiddle English slo from Old English sla, akin to German schlehe, Russian and Old Church Slavonic sliva, plum: see livid
- See blackthorn.
- Any of various North American shrubs resembling the blackthorn.
Origin of sloeMiddle English slo from Old English slā ; see sleiə- in Indo-European roots.
From Old English slÄh, from Proto-Germanic *slaihwÅ. Cognate with Danish slÃ¥en, Dutch slee, German Schlehe and perhaps with Russian ÑÐ»Ð¸Ð²Ð° (sliva, “plum").