Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A strong heavy fabric of worsted twill, used chiefly for shoe uppers, clerical robes, and academic gowns.

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  • noun Any member of the genus Prunella of herbaceous plants, the allheals.
  • noun medicine angina, or angina pectoris
  • noun medicine thrush

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of French prunelle, sloe, from Old French, diminutive of prune, prune; see prune.]

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From the genus name.

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Perhaps from German Bräune ("quinsy, croup").

Examples

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  • Shoes with square toes and no heels.

    February 10, 2009

  • See, e.g., final paragraph

    February 10, 2009