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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin prūnus. See prune.

NounEdit

prunus (uncountable)

  1. (ceramics) A type of traditional decoration on porcelain that depicts the leaves and branches of the Chinese plum, Prunus mume.
    • 2009, January 23, “Eve M. Kahn”, in Conversation-Piece Buys, Maybe. Intriguing Histories, Definitely.[1]:
      [] a caption by two 1740s Meissen plates ($27,500 for the pair) notes that they belonged to Saxon royals and have a pattern often mislabeled as a crouching lion but “in reality a tiger prowling amongst prunus.”

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek προύνη (proúnē), a loanword from a language of Asia Minor.

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NounEdit

prūnus f (genitive prūnī); second declension

  1. A plum tree.

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative prūnus prūnī
Genitive prūnī prūnōrum
Dative prūnō prūnīs
Accusative prūnum prūnōs
Ablative prūnō prūnīs
Vocative prūne prūnī

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