American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A brownish sloe-flavored French liqueur.
- n. Variant of prunella.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of small and very acid French plum; -- applied especially to the stoned and dried fruit.
- French, diminutive of prune. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of prunella. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While she rang for the taxi, he filled his pipe and poured himself a small glass of prunelle.”
“In the end he got up, like someone who has had enough, threw the book on to the table, and, opening the sideboard in the dining-room, took the bottle of prunelle and filled one of the little gilt-edged glasses.”
“-- _ "Toujours en menageant, comme la prunelle de ses yeux, le gouvernement revolutionnaire.”
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
“= From the French _prunelle_, which means plum, a stout worsted material named from its color, which is a purplish shade similar to that of a ripe plum.”
“Vrai nid d'une bergere; Car c'est dans sa prunelle”
“Vrai nid d’une bergere; Car c’est dans sa prunelle”
““I’d love a drop of prunelle … Unless Pardon takes the glass out of my hand …””
“She had tried hyssop and pennyroyal masked in two waters, but I gave her sal prunelle and told her to suck it till the cough stopped.”
“* The most moderate, as well as the most violent, were always united on the subject of this irrational tyranny. ” “Toujours en menageant, comme la prunelle de ses yeux, le gouvernement revolutionnaire.” ” “Careful always of the revolutionary government, as of the apple of their eye.””
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