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 (pro͞o-nĕl′ə) also pru·nelle (-nĕl′)
A strong heavy fabric of worsted twill, used chiefly for shoe uppers, clerical robes, and academic gowns.

[Alteration of French prunelle, sloe, from Old French, diminutive of prune, prune; see prune1.]


(pruːˈnɛlə) ,




(Textiles) a strong fabric, esp a twill-weave worsted, used for gowns and the uppers of some shoes
[C17: perhaps from prunelle, with reference to the colour of the cloth]


(Plants) See selfheal
[New Latin, altered from brunella, from German Bräune quinsy, which it was thought to cure]


(pruˈnɛl ə)

also pru•nelle



(-ˈnɛl oʊ)

1. a strong, lightweight worsted in a twill weave.
2. a satin-weave fabric of worsted.
[1650–60; perhaps identical with prunelle a French liqueur distilled from plums]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Prunella - small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
heal all, Prunella vulgaris, self-heal - decumbent blue-flowered European perennial thought to possess healing properties; naturalized throughout North America
2.Prunella - type genus of the Prunellidae
bird genus - a genus of birds
accentor - small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
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When Edna knocked at Mademoiselle Reisz's front room door and entered, she discovered that person standing beside the window, engaged in mending or patching an old prunella gaiter.
No, no; it must be something else if he were really vexed, Ladislaw is a sort of gypsy; he thinks nothing of leather and prunella.
All over the wide fields of earth grows the prunella or self-heal.
Those who saw them often asked how it was that a woman could keep her husband in good clothes, wear a Leghorn bonnet with flowers, embroidered muslin dresses, silk mantles, prunella boots, handsome fichus, a Chinese parasol, and drive home in a hackney-coach, and yet be virtuous; while Madame Colleville and other "ladies" of her kind could scarcely make ends meet, though they had double Madame Minard's means.
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Yes it's about canals, with gorgeous scenery and interesting facts along the But what you'll love watching more that is the wonderful relationship between our guides - acting couple Timothy West and Prunella Scales.