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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Prunoideae — the plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and almonds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of trees with perigynous rosaceous flowers, and a single two-ovuled carpel which usually becomes a drupe in ripening.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of rosaceous trees, the type of the tribe Pruneæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
Latin prūnus ("plum tree") (Wiktionary)