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Related to prunella: Prunella vulgaris
pru·nel·la(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.]
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(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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||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
|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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