A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SLOE

Fri, 26 Aug '22
Fruit-bearing shrub known botanically as Prunus spinosa
Thu, 25 Aug '22
Fruity liqueur base
Sun, 14 Aug '22
Cousin of a plum
Sun, 17 Jul '22
Fruit also called blackthorn
Tue, 14 Jun '22
Gin flavoring
Tue, 1 Feb '22
Blackthorn fruit
Fri, 14 Jan '22
Blackthorn
Fri, 6 Aug '21
Fruit used to flavor the liqueur patxaran
Thu, 11 Feb '21
Sour-tasting fruit