prunus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prūnus.

Noun[edit]

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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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

prūnus f ‎(genitive prūnī); second declension

  1. A plum tree.

Inflection[edit]

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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