[ proo-nel ]
/ pruˈnɛl /
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a sweet, brown, French liqueur distilled from plums.
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Origin of prunelle
<French, diminutive of pruneprune1
Words nearby prunelle
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Example sentences from the Web for prunelle
This has got the unmeaning names of sal-prunelle and mineral crystal.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for prunelle
/ (pruːˈnɛl) /
a green French liqueur made from sloes
Word Origin for prunelle
C18: from French: a little plum, from prune prune 1
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