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EtymologyEdit

From Old English slāh, from Proto-Germanic *slaihwō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leie- (bluish); related to Danish slåen, Dutch slee, German Schlehe and perhaps with Russian сли́ва (slíva, plum).

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sloe (plural sloes)

  1. The small, bitter, wild fruit of the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).
  2. The tree Prunus spinosa.
  3. 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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