pruinose

adjective
pru·​i·​nose | \ ˈprü-ə-ˌnōs How to pronounce pruinose (audio) \

Definition of pruinose

: covered with whitish dust or bloom pruinose stems

First Known Use of pruinose

circa 1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pruinose

Latin pruinosus covered with hoarfrost, from pruina hoarfrost — more at freeze

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The first known use of pruinose was circa 1826

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“Pruinose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pruinose. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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