\ ˈslō How to pronounce sloe (audio) \

Definition of sloe

: the small dark globose astringent fruit of the blackthorn also : blackthorn

Examples of sloe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another source sloe to the Trump campaign declared the impeachment move a political misstep. CBS News, "Trump allies aren't panicking over Nancy Pelosi's impeachment inquiry announcement," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sloe

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sloe

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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