prunella

noun
pru·​nel·​la | \prü-ˈne-lə \
variants: or less commonly prunelle \prü-​ˈnel \

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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