before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English slo, from Old English slāh; akin to Old High German slēha sloe and probably to Russian sliva plum — more at livid
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“Sloe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sloe. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.
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