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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Angina, or angina pectoris.
  • n. Thrush.
  • n. A smooth woolen stuff, generally black, used for making shoes; a kind of lasting; -- formerly used also for clergymen's gowns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology: Sore throat.
  • n. Thrush.
  • n. Angina pectoris.
  • n. A plant of the genus Prunella. Also brunel.
  • n. [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.
  • n. A preparation of purified niter or potassium nitrate molded into cakes or balls. Also called prunella salt and sal prunella.
  • n. 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.
  • n. In ornithology, a genus of birds: same as Accentor.

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

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


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