Herbaceous vs Prunella - What's the difference?

herbaceous | prunella |


As an adjective herbaceous

is (label) not woody, lacking lignified tissues.

As a proper noun prunella is

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herbaceous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (label) not woody, lacking lignified tissues
  • (label) not woody in flavor
  • (label) feeding on herbs and soft plants
  • * 1861 , (Charles John Andersson), Lake Ngami , , page 490
  • The hippopotamus is an herbaceous animal.

    Antonyms

    * woody

    Derived terms

    * herbaceousness

    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)