from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology: Sore throat.
  • noun Thrush.
  • noun Angina pectoris.
  • noun A preparation of purified niter or potassium nitrate molded into cakes or balls. Also called prunella salt and sal prunella.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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

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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