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sloe,

name applied to the blackthornblackthorn
or sloe,
low, spreading, thorny bush or small tree (Prunus spinosa) of the plum genus of the family Rosaceae (rose family), having black bark, white flowers, and deep blue fruits, usually rather acrid and not much larger than peas.
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 and also to various American wild plums.

sloe

the small sour blue-black fruit of the blackthorn
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But, just as Gaudium et Sloes must be read in its entirety, so that document must be read in the context of Vatican II's other three Constitutions: Sacrosanctum Concilium (on the liturgy), Lumen gentium (on the Church), and Dei Verbum (on Scripture).
RIP sloe gin, an excellent beverage and simple to make, though you need a minimum of three months' maturation during which the sloes bleed into the gin.