sloe

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See also: slöe, slö, and slø

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English slo, sla, slagh, from Old English slāh, from Proto-Germanic *slaihǭ, *slaihwō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₃y- (bluish). Doublet of Sliwa.

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Noun[edit]

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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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (verb): sloa (a-infinitive)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse slóði m.

Noun[edit]

sloe m (definite singular sloen, indefinite plural sloar, definite plural sloane)

  1. a bunch of branches or small trees that one drags after one self (to haul hey, sweep away snow, or used as a break)
  2. a lazy person, a good-for-nothing, a n'er-do-well

Verb[edit]

sloe (present tense sloar, past tense sloa, past participle sloa, passive infinitive sloast, present participle sloande, imperative slo)

  1. (transitive) to drag
  2. (intransitive) to be lazy

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