Definition of pruinose in English:


Line breaks: pru¦in|ose
Pronunciation: /ˈpruːɪnəʊs
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chiefly Botany
Covered with white powdery granules; frosted in appearance.
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  • In L. forcipatus, it was completely pruinose (covered ventrally, laterally and dorsally) 72.5% of the time; L. disjunctus was never completely pruinescent, and never covered dorsally.
  • Main branches have a pruinose bark; twigs are either glabrous, pruinose or hairy. Phyllodes are greyish-green or glaucous, occasionally pruinose.


early 19th century: from Latin pruinosus, from pruina 'hoar frost'.

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