Prunus


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prunus

(ˈpruːnəs)
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1. (Plants) a plant from the genus Prunus, bearing fruits such as the peach, cherry, plum, and almond
2. (Plants) any of the ornamental cherry trees, planted for their white or pink blossoms
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Noun1.prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regionsPrunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
plum, plum tree - any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
plumcot, plumcot tree - hybrid produced by crossing Prunus domestica and Prunus armeniaca
apricot, apricot tree - Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach
common apricot, Prunus armeniaca - temperate zone tree bearing downy yellow to rosy fruits
black apricot, Prunus dasycarpa, purple apricot - small hybrid apricot of Asia and Asia Minor having purplish twigs and white flowers following by inferior purple fruit
cherry tree, cherry - any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
Prunus besseyi, Rocky Mountains cherry, Western sand cherry - dwarf ornamental shrub of western United States having large black to red and yellow sweet edible fruit
Prunus caroliniana, wild orange, cherry laurel, laurel cherry, mock orange - small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States
almond tree - any of several small bushy trees having pink or white blossoms and usually bearing nuts
cherry laurel, laurel cherry, Prunus laurocerasus - frequently cultivated Eurasian evergreen shrub or small tree having showy clusters of white flowers and glossy foliage and yielding oil similar to bitter almond oil
common bird cherry, European bird cherry, hagberry tree, Prunus padus - small European cherry tree closely resembling the American chokecherry
peach, peach tree, Prunus persica - cultivated in temperate regions
nectarine, nectarine tree, Prunus persica nectarina - variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh
Prunus cuneata, Prunus pumila, Prunus pumilla susquehanae, Prunus susquehanae, sand cherry - small straggling American cherry growing on sandy soil and having minute scarcely edible purplish-black fruit
blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, sloe - a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fruits
chokecherry tree, Prunus virginiana, chokecherry - a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
References in classic literature ?
In a distant glade I have made a spring garden round an oak tree that stands alone in the sun--groups of crocuses, daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths, and tulips, among such flowering shrubs and trees as Pirus Malus spectabilis, floribunda, and coronaria; Prunus Juliana, Mahaleb, serotina, triloba, and Pissardi; Cydonias and Weigelias in every colour, and several kinds of Crataegus and other May lovelinesses.
Prunus is a genus of trees and shrubs, which includes plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and almonds.
This study was carried out to select cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus L.) genotypes grown in Akyazi district of Sakarya province (northwest Turkey) during 2008-2009.
- Oral arguments in Case C-384/09 Prunus. The Court of Justice is asked whether the Elisa ruling, limited to cross-border investments between member states, applies to a company established in an overseas country or territory, in this case the British Virgin Islands.
It is a member of the Prunus genus, which is comprised of more than 400 different species.
Leaves, stones and fruits are used part of Prunus laurocerasus.
Species Common Name Scientific Name Acacia Long-spine Acacia macracantha Alder Seaside Alnus maritima Alder Speckled Alnus rugosa Anise-tree Yellow Illicium parviflorum Apple Prairie crab Maius ioensis Apricot Desert Prunus fremontii Ash Gregg Fraxinus greggii Bayberry Evergreen Myrica heterophylla Bayberry Southern Myrica cerifera Baycedar Suriana maritima Birch Kenai Betula papyrifera var.
For a focal point, you cannot beat Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis, a small and very elegant tree which flowers throughout the winter.