from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A plant of the genus Prunella. Also
- 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
- noun A preparation of purified niter or potassium nitrate molded into cakes or balls. Also called
prunella saltand 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
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.
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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin 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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The name Prunella (which belongs more rightly to another herb) has been given to the Sanicle, perhaps, through its having been originally known as Brunella, Brownwort, both because of the brown colour of its spikes, and from its being supposed to cure the disease called in Germany _die braune_, a kind of quinsy; on the doctrine of signatures, because the corolla resembles a throat with swollen glands.
One day she called Prunella to her, and said: ‘Take this basket, go to the well, and bring it back to me filled with water.
I picked a small timid bird called Prunella, in specs, clumsy, dressed plain.
There is also a variant Italian tale, "Prunella," that leaves out the pregnancy: instead the child herself steals plums from a witch's tree, and is caught and imprisoned.
Only Laurette and Marguerite Clark, then starring in "Prunella" accepted.
The actress was Prunella Scales, always good for a bad pun or two (dragon, fishy behaviour).
And am I the only one who hears this plan and can hear Prunella Scales sighing "He's from Barcelona"?
En Prunella Scales, die Sybil (de vrouw van Basil) speelt in Fawlty Towers, is ook rad van tong in het Frans, Duits, Italiaans en Russisch.
Brit Actors who are multilingual include Ioan Gruffydd, who found fame among the cast of the Hornblower period drama series; and star of Fawlty Towers, and countless other comedy roles, Prunella Scales, who speaks French, German, Italian & Russian.
Prunella didn't know what led to the shooting but said it was witnessed by Wallace's mother, who was visiting from Florida, and Tokuoka's wife and children.