Sloe meaning

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Any of various wild plums.
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The small, bitter, wild fruit of the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa); also, the tree itself.
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Any of various other plants of the genus Prunus, as a shrub or small tree, Prunus alleghaniensis, bearing dark-purple fruit.
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Any of various North American shrubs resembling the blackthorn.
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The small, blue-black, plumlike fruit of the blackthorn.
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Origin of sloe

  • Middle English slo from Old English slā sleiə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English slāh, from Proto-Germanic *slaihwō. Cognate with Danish slÃ¥en, Dutch slee, German Schlehe and perhaps with Russian слива (sliva, “plum").

    From Wiktionary