from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large shrub or small tree, Prunus spinosa, that is native to Europe, western Asia, and north Africa. It has a dark bark and bears thorns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spreading thorny shrub or small tree (Prunus spinosa), with blackish bark, and bearing little black plums, which are called sloes; the sloe.
- n. A species of Cratægus or hawthorn (Cratægus tomentosa). Both are used for hedges.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sloe, Prunus spinosa. See sloe.
- n. A walking-stick made of the stem of this shrub.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fruits
- n. erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berries
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