a strong, lightweight worsted constructed in a twill weave, used in the manufacture of women's and children's apparel.
a smooth-faced fabric made of mixed fibers or wool, formerly used in the manufacture of women's dresses and of robes for clerics, scholars, and lawyers.
- Also prunelle, pru·nel·lo [proo-nel-oh]. /pruˈnɛl oʊ/.
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How to use prunella in a sentence
But with Cecilia it had been for many months as though all things had been made of leather and prunello.Kept in the Dark | Anthony Trollope
Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow; / The rest is all but leather or prunello.
It was all "leather or prunello," as she said to herself;—it was all vanity,—and vanity,—and vanity!The Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for prunella (1 of 2)
a strong fabric, esp a twill-weave worsted, used for gowns and the uppers of some shoes
British Dictionary definitions for prunella (2 of 2)
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