Definition of Prunus

1. Noun. A genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions.




Definition of Prunus

1. n. A genus of trees with perigynous rosaceous flowers, and a single two-ovuled carpel which usually becomes a drupe in ripening.

Definition of Prunus

1. Noun. (ceramics) A type of traditional decoration on porcelain that depicts the leaves and branches of the Chinese plum, ''Prunus mume'' ¹

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Definition of Prunus

1. a flowering tree [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prunus

pruney
pruniferous
prunin
pruning
pruning hook
pruning knife
pruning saw
pruning shears
pruninghook
pruninghooks
prunings
pruno
prunt
prunted
prunts
prunus (current term)
prunuses
prurience
pruriences
pruriencies
pruriency
pruriently
pruriginous
prurigo
prurigos
pruritic
prurition
pruritions
pruritis

Literary usage of Prunus

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1. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1848)
"Ph. US PRUNIER, prunus domestica—p. Sauvage, prunus spinosa. ... The fruit of this tree is used like the damson. prunus ..."

2. The Principles of Fruit-growing, with Applications to Practice by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"SUBCLASS 2. Drupaceous or stone-fruits. Common plum, prunus domestica. ... Hortulana plum, prunus hortulana. Chickasaw plum, prunus angustifolia and P. ..."

3. The Principles of Fruit-growing, with Applications to Practice by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Hortulana plum, prunus hortulana. Chickasaw plum, prunus ... Sand cherry, prunus Besseyi. Peach and nectarine, prunus Persica. Apricot, prunus armeniaca. ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1910)
"prunus microcarpa and prunus ursina.—All that has been said about Amygdalus ... The fruits of prunus microcarpa are slightly bitter but very refreshing, ..."

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