What is another word for blackthorn?

Pronunciation: [blˈakθɔːn] (IPA)

Blackthorn is a type of shrub or tree that belongs to the rose family. It's also known as sloe bush, sloe, or Prunus spinosa. This plant is famous for its sharp thorns and blue-black fruits that are used to make liqueurs and jams. In Europe, blackthorn is also sometimes called "sloe plum," "black sloe," "wild plum," or "Christ's thorn." In North America, it's referred to as "bullace," "damson plum," or simply "thorn." Other lesser-known synonyms include "slee," "scrog," "schnarrie," and "scaffold tree." With such a variety of names, blackthorn continues to be an important and versatile plant in many regions of the world.

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Usage examples for Blackthorn

If it had been a blackthorn stick, it would have hurt you much more.
"Monsieur Cherami"
Charles Paul de Kock
This hedge, dividing two meadows, is about two hundred yards long and well grown with a variety of underwood, hazel, willow, maple, hawthorn, blackthorn, elder, etc, and studded with some few elms and ashes, and a fine horse-chestnut.
"Wild Life in a Southern County"
Richard Jefferies
Blue-black sloes adhere to- they do not hang on-the blackthorn bushes: in places the boughs are loaded with them.
"Wild Life in a Southern County"
Richard Jefferies

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