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blackthorn


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blackthorn  \Black"thorn`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  spreading  thorny  shrub  or  small  tree  ({Prunus 
  spinosa}),  with  blackish  bark,  and  bearing  little 
  black  plums,  which  are  called  sloes;  the  sloe. 
  b  A  species  of  {Crat[ae]gus}  or  hawthorn  ({C. 
  tomentosa}).  Both  are  used  for  hedges. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blackthorn 
  n  1:  a  thorny  Eurasian  bush  with  plumlike  fruits  [syn:  {sloe},  {Prunus 
  spinosa}] 
  2:  erect  and  almost  thornless  American  hawthorn  with  somewhat 
  pear-shaped  berries  [syn:  {pear  haw},  {pear  hawthorn},  {Crataegus 
  calpodendron},  {Crataegus  tomentosa}] 




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