from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strong heavy fabric of worsted twill, used chiefly for shoe uppers, clerical robes, and academic gowns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any member of the genus Prunella of herbaceous plants, the allheals.
- n. angina, or angina pectoris
- n. thrush
Alteration of French prunelle, sloe, from Old French, diminutive of prune, prune; see prune1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)
Perhaps from German Bräune ("quinsy, croup"). (Wiktionary)