- covered with a frostlike bloom or powdery secretion, as a plant surface.
Origin of pruinose
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The stem is slender, wavy, same color as the pileus, pruinose at the apex.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Spring-shoots multinodal, pruinose; branchlets pliant and tough.
Pruinose, Pruinate, frosted; covered with a powder like hoar-frost.The Elements of Botany
The cuticle is sometimes covered with fibres, or with a bloom upon it (pruinose).Among the Mushrooms
Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Spring-shoots slender, pruinose; branchlets very pliant and tough, summer-shoots abundant.
- botany coated with a powdery or waxy bloom
C19: from Latin pruīnōsus frost-covered, from pruīna hoarfrost
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