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Definitions for Prunella
pruˈnɛl ə; -ˈnɛl; -ˈnɛl oʊPrunel·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Prunella, genus Prunellanoun

    small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers

  2. Prunella, genus Prunellanoun

    type genus of the Prunellidae


  1. prunellanoun

    Any member of the genus Prunella of herbaceous plants, the allheals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prunellanoun

    angina, or angina pectoris

    Etymology: [NL., perhaps from G. brune quinsy, croup.]

  2. Prunellanoun


    Etymology: [NL., perhaps from G. brune quinsy, croup.]

  3. Prunellanoun

    alt. of Prunello

    Etymology: [NL., perhaps from G. brune quinsy, croup.]


  1. Prunella

    Prunella is an Italian fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it The Grey Fairy Book. It is Aarne-Thompson type 310, the Maiden in the Tower. A version of the tale also appears in A Book of Witches, by Ruth Manning-Sanders. Italo Calvino included a variant Prezzemolina in his Italian Folktales. He took a variant from Florence, but noted that variants were found over all of Italy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prunella

    prōō-nel′a, n. sore throat: angina pectoris. [Low L., from Teut.; Ger. bräune, quinsy.]

  2. Prunella

    prōō-nel′a, n. a genus of plants, the best known of which is Self-heal, formerly used as a medicine. [Perh. from prunella, above.]

  3. Prunella

    prōō-nel′a, n. a strong woollen stuff, generally black—also Prunell′o.—n. Prunell′o, a little prune: a kind of dried plum. [Prob. Latinised form of Fr. prunelle, a sloe, dim. of Fr. prune, a plum.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Prunella

    A plant genus of the family LAMIACEAE. Members contain TRITERPENES. Heal all is another common name.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prunella in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prunella in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. bonzer
    • B. askant
    • C. currish
    • D. usurious

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