BLACK THORN

blackthorn

[blak-thawrn]
noun
1.
a shrub or tree of the genus Crataegus, as C. calpodendron.
2.
a walking stick made of a blackthorn tree or shrub.
3.
Also called sloe. a much-branched, thorny, Old World shrub, Prunus spinosa, having white flowers and small plumlike fruits.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English blak thorn. See black, thorn

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blackthorn (ˈblækˌθɔːn)
 
n
1.  Also called: sloe a thorny Eurasian rosaceous shrub, Prunus spinosa, with black twigs, white flowers, and small sour plumlike fruits
2.  a walking stick made from its wood

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