Sloo vs Sloe - What's the difference?

sloo | sloe |

As a noun sloo

is a slough; a run or wet place.

As an adjective sloe is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Alternative forms

* slue


(en noun)
  • A slough; a run or wet place.
  • (Webster 1913)




    (en noun)
  • The small, bitter, wild fruit of the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa ); also, the tree itself.
  • *1796 ,
  • *:There is also a dryness in the mouth from the increased action of the absorbent vessels, when a sloe or a crab-apple are masticated...
  • *1872 ,
  • *:The dew-drops fell like water, leaf after leaf dropped from the trees, the sloe-thorn alone still bore fruit, but the sloes were sour, and set the teeth on edge. Oh, how dark and weary the whole world appeared!
  • *1899 ,
  • *:Katusha, with her eyes black as sloes , her face radiant with joy, was flying towards him, and they caught hold of each other`s hands.
  • Any of various other plants of the genus Prunus , as a shrub or small tree, , bearing dark-purple fruit.
  • Derived terms

    * sloe gin * sloe-eyed


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