prunella

noun
pru·​nel·​la | \ prü-ˈne-lə How to pronounce prunella (audio) \
variants: or less commonly prunelle \ prü-​ˈnel How to pronounce prunelle (audio) \

Definition of prunella

1 : a twilled woolen dress fabric
2 : a heavy woolen fabric used for the uppers of shoes

First Known Use of prunella

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for prunella

French prunelle, literally, sloe, from diminutive of prune plum

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“Prunella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prunella. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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