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blackthorn

[blak-thawrn] /ˈblækˌθɔrn/
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.
4.
Origin of blackthorn
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English blak thorn. See black, thorn
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British Dictionary definitions for blackthorn

blackthorn

/ˈblækˌθɔːn/
noun
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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