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Definition of blackthorn:

  1. A species of Crataegus or hawthorn ( C. tomentosa). Both are used for hedges.
  2. A spreading thorny shrub or small tree ( Prunus spinosa), with blackish bark, and bearing little black plums, which are called sloes; the sloe.

Synonyms:

pear hawthorn, broom, Crataegus Calpodendron, dogwood, sloe, pear haw, Crataegus tomentosa, coca, Prunus Spinosa, buddleia.

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