Pruinose
Pruinose Pru"i*nose`, a. [L. pruinosus, fr. pruina hoarfrost.] Frosty; covered with fine scales, hairs, dust, bloom, or the like, so as to give the appearance of frost. [1913 Webster]

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  • pruinose — [pro͞o′ə nōs΄] adj. [L pruinosus, frosty < pruina, hoarfrost, for earlier * pruswina < IE base * preus , to FREEZE] Bot. covered with a white, powdery substance or bloom …   English World dictionary

  • pruinose — adjective Etymology: Latin pruinosus covered with hoarfrost, from pruina hoarfrost more at freeze Date: circa 1826 covered with whitish dust or bloom < pruinose stems > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pruinose — /prooh euh nohs /, adj. Bot., Zool. covered with a frostlike bloom or powdery secretion, as a plant surface. [1820 30; < L pruinosus frosty, equiv. to pruin(a) frost (akin to FREEZE) + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pruinose — adjective Having a very fine whitish powder on a surface …   Wiktionary

  • pruinose — [ pru:ɪnəʊs, z] adjective chiefly Botany covered with white powdery granules; frosted in appearance. Origin C19: from L. pruinosus, from pruina hoar frost …   English new terms dictionary

  • pruinose — a. See pruinate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pruinose —   With surface covered by a waxy bloom, e.g. the leaflets of Cycas pruinosa.   See also glaucous.   Cf. nitidus …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • pruinose — pru·i·nose …   English syllables

  • pruinose — pru•i•nose [[t]ˈpru əˌnoʊs[/t]] adj. bot zool. covered with a frostlike bloom or powdery secretion, as a plant surface • Etymology: 1820–30; < L pruīnōsus frosty =pruīn(a) frost (akin to freeze) + ōsus ose I …   From formal English to slang

  • pruinose — /ˈpruənoʊs/ (say proohuhnohs) adjective covered with a frost like bloom or powdery secretion, as a plant surface. {Latin pruīnōsus frosty} …   Australian English dictionary

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