Allheal vs Prunella - What's the difference?

allheal | prunella |


As a noun allheal

is any of several plants supposed to have broad healing powers.

As a proper noun prunella is

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allheal

Alternative forms

* all-heal, all heal

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of several plants supposed to have broad healing powers.
  • # , a species in the mint family.
  • # Stachys , a genus of plants in the mint family, heal-all, (self-heal), woundwort, betony, (vern, lamb's ears), (hedgenettle).
  • # , a species in the valerian family.
  • See also

    * selfheal * valerian

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    prunella

    Etymology 1

    From the genus name.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any member of the genus Prunella of herbaceous plants, the allheals.
  • Etymology 2

    Perhaps from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (-)
  • (medicine) angina, or angina pectoris
  • (medicine) thrush
  • Derived terms
    * prunella salt

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) prunelle, probably so called from its colour resembling that of prunes.

    Noun

    (-)
  • A smooth woollen stuff, generally black, formerly used for making shoes and clergymen's gowns; a kind of lasting.
  • (Webster 1913)