black·thorn / ˈblakˌ[unvoicedth]ôrn/ • n. a thorny Eurasian shrub (Prunus spinosa) of the rose family that bears white flowers and astringent blue-black fruits. Also called sloe.
blackthorn Tree or shrub of the rose family, which bears white flowers early in the year and has small plum-like fruits (sloes) and long black thorns. The flowers appear before the leaves in spring. Family Rosaceae; species Prunus spinosa.
blackthorn See sloe.
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