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Prunus spinosa

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Prunus spinosa
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Faimily: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus
Section: Prunus
Species: P. spinosa
Binomial name
Prunus spinosa

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: Low German: slē, Low German: slī, an Modren Dutch Dutch: slee), Auld Hiech 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. Serbo-Croatie 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