Definition of sloe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sləʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//sloʊ//
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a bitter wild fruit like a small plum that grows on a bush called a blackthorn See related entries: Fruit Word Origin Old English slā(h), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch slee and German Schlehe, from an Indo-European root probably shared by Latin livere ‘be blue’ and Serbo-Croat šljiva ‘plum’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sloe