Prunus spinosa

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Prunus spinosa
Fruit
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus
Section: Prunus
Species: P. spinosa
Binomial name
Prunus spinosa
L.

Prunus spinosa ('slae, Bullister or Wine-Tree) is a species o Prunus native tae Europe, wastren Asie, an locally in northwast Africae.[1][2]

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wird "slae" comes frae Auld Inglis Auld Inglis: slāh - the same wird is notit in Middle Law German (historically spoken in Lawer Saxony), Middle Dutch "sleuuwe" or contractit form "slē" (frae which come Modren Law German wirds: "Law German: slē", "Law German: slī", an Modren Dutch "Dutch: slee"), Auld Hie German "slēha", "slēwa" (frae which come Modren German "German: Schlehe". Aw these come frae Common Germanic ruit *slaiχwōn. Cf. West Slavic / Polish "Pols: śliwa" plum o ony species, includin sloe "Pols: śliwa tarnina" – ruit present in ither Slavic leids, e.g. Serbian/Croatian šljiva / шљива an likely tae be an early borraein intae Proto-Indo-European frae the leids o pre-Indo-European population o Europe.)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Rushforth, K. (1999). Trees of Britain and Europe. Collins ISBN 0-00-220013-9.
  2. Den Virtuella Floran: Prunus spinosa map