Blackthorn



a shrub or tree of the genus Crataegus, as C. calpodendron.
a walking stick made of a blackthorn tree or shrub.
Also called sloe. a much-branched, thorny, Old World shrub, Prunus spinosa, having white flowers and small plumlike fruits.
pear haw.
Historical Examples

By the Barrow River Edmund Leamy
The Book of Hallowe’en Ruth Edna Kelley
The Children of Alsace Ren Bazin
Young Blood E. W. Hornung
Penelope’s Irish Experiences Kate Douglas Wiggin
Children’s Literature Charles Madison Curry
Basque Legends Wentworth Webster
By the Barrow River Edmund Leamy
The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873 David Livingstone
Three Courses and a Dessert Anonymous

noun
Also called sloe. a thorny Eurasian rosaceous shrub, Prunus spinosa, with black twigs, white flowers, and small sour plumlike fruits
a walking stick made from its wood

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