from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant of the genus Prunella. Also brunel.
  • noun [capitalized] [NL. (Linnæus, 1737; earlier Brunella, Tournefort, 1700).] A genus of plants, now known as Brunella, belonging to the order Labiatæ, tribe Stachydeæ, and subtribe Scutellarieæ, characterized by a two-lipped calyx with three lobes in the upper and two in the lower lip, anthers with two divaricate cells, and both style and filaments two-toothed at the apex.
  • noun In ornithology, a genus of birds: same as Accentor.
  • noun A preparation of purified niter or potassium nitrate molded into cakes or balls. Also called prunella salt and sal prunella.
  • noun In pathology: Sore throat.
  • noun Thrush.
  • noun Angina pectoris.
  • noun A kind of lasting of which clergymen's gowns were once made, now rarely used except for the uppers of women's shoes. Also called everlasting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A smooth woolen stuff, generally black, used for making shoes; a kind of lasting; -- formerly used also for clergymen's gowns.
  • noun Angina, or angina pectoris.
  • noun Thrush.
  • noun (Old Chem.) niter fused and cast into little balls.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Prunellidae — the accentors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers
  • noun type genus of the Prunellidae


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