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Meaning of "pruinose" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PRUINOSE

From Latin pruīnōsus frost-covered, from pruīna hoarfrost.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PRUINOSE

pruinose  [ˈpruːɪˌnəʊs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRUINOSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pruinose is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PRUINOSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pruinose

Pruinescence

Pruinescence /ˌpruːɨˈnɛsns/, or pruinosity, is a "bloom" caused by pigment on top of an insect's cuticle that covers up the underlying coloration, giving a dusty or frosted appearance. The pruinescence is commonly white to pale blue in color, but can also be gray, pink, purple, or red; these colors may be produced by Tyndall scattering of light. When pale in color, pruinescence often strongly reflects ultraviolet. The adjectival form is pruinose /ˈpruːɨnoʊs, -z/. Pruinescence is found in many species of Odonata, particularly damselflies of the families Lestidae and Coenagrionidae, where it occurs on the wings and body. Among true dragonflies it is most common on male Libellulidae. In the Common Whitetail and Blue Dasher dragonflies, males display the pruinescence on the back of the abdomen to other males as a territorial threat. Other Odonata may use pruinescence to recognize members of their own species or to cool their bodies by reflecting radiation away.

Definition of pruinose in the English dictionary

The definition of pruinose in the dictionary is coated with a powdery or waxy bloom.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRUINOSE


acinose
ˈæsɪnəʊs
anginose
ænˈdʒaɪnəʊs
anthracnose
ænˈθræknəʊs
arenose
ˈærɪnəʊs
biocenose
ˌbaɪəʊˈsiːnəʊs
carnose
ˈkɑːnəʊs
farinose
ˈfærɪˌnəʊs
hegumenos
hɪˈɡjuːmɪˌnəʊs
lacunose
ləˈkjuːnəʊs
laminose
ˈlæmɪˌnəʊs
lanose
ˈleɪnəʊs
lichenose
ˈlaɪkənəʊs
mannose
ˈmænəʊs
pannose
pæˈnəʊs
pyranose
ˈpaɪrəˌnəʊs
rhamnose
ˈræmnəʊs
rubiginose
ruːˈbɪdʒɪˌnəʊs
spinose
ˈspaɪnəʊs
venenose
ˈvenɪˌnəʊs
venose
ˈviːnəʊs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRUINOSE

prudentialist
prudentiality
prudentially
Prudentius
prudently
prudery
prudish
prudishly
prudishness
pruina
prunable
prune
prunella
prunelle
prunello
pruner
pruning
pruning hook
pruning knife
pruning knives

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRUINOSE

arabinose
bluenose
brown nose
brown-nose
bull nose
bullnose
crinose
diagnose
lanuginose
lead by the nose
lentiginose
nose
on the nose
pay through the nose
prognose
raffinose
Roman nose
shovelnose
trichinose
under one´s nose

Synonyms and antonyms of pruinose in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pruinose» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRUINOSE

Find out the translation of pruinose to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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粉霜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pruinose
570 millions of speakers

English

pruinose
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तुषारावृत
380 millions of speakers
ar

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pruinose
280 millions of speakers

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pruinose
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pruinose
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pruinose
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pruinose
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Pruinose
190 millions of speakers

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bereift
180 millions of speakers

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pruinose
130 millions of speakers

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pruinose
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Pruinose
85 millions of speakers
vi

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pruinose
80 millions of speakers

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pruinose
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Pruinose
75 millions of speakers

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pruinose
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pruinosa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oprószona
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

pruinose
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pruinose
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

pruinose
15 millions of speakers
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pruinose
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

pruinose
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

pruinose
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pruinose

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRUINOSE»

The term «pruinose» is used very little and occupies the 152.995 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRUINOSE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pruinose

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRUINOSE»

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The Sepsidae (Diptera) of Europe [electronic resource]
weak anteroventral spinules; mid and hind femora bare ventrally 8. gracilis ( Zetterstedt) Meron with a glossy oval median patch, pruinose around the edges ( Fig. 103). Katepisternum much more narrowly pruinose along upper margin, if at all ...
Adrian Charles Pont, Rudolf Meier, 2002
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Forest Trees of Australia
This blackbutt is closely related to E. pilularis, which has a much larger distribution from near Bega in southern New South Wales north to Fraser Island in Queensland and which differs by the non-pruinose branchlets, and smaller buds and ...
‎2006
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CRC World Dictionary of Grasses: Common Names, Scientific ...
See Bulletin du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, sér. 2 3(8): 760. 1931, Kew Bulletin 44: 365. 1989. L levigata Z.P. Wang & G. H. Ye (Indosasa shibataeoides McClure ) China, Hunan. Young culms pruinose, sheath papery and pruinose, no sheath ...
Umberto Quattrocchi, 2006
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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East
Male: Thorax black in front with narrow blue-green antehumeral stripe, pale below, may be entirely gray pruinose in mature individuals. Abdomen metallic green-black above, at greatest extreme pruinose on S1, basal two-thirds of S2, and ...
Dennis Paulson, 2011
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Flora of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 4, Campanulaceae ...
Outer involucral bracts spreading to erect, pruinose, with a clear white margin 92. unguilobum 98. Outer involucral bracts spreading to recurved, pruinose or not, more or less without a pale margin 99. 99. Ligules flat; styles exserted; achenes ...
Peter Sell, Gina Murrell, 2006
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Flora Europaea: Plantaginaceae to Compositae (and Rubiaceae)
73 Plant not pruinose 74 Stems 4-angled below ; corolla rotate 75 CoroUa usually 3-4 mm in diameter 71. abaujense 75 Corolla usually 4-5 mm in diameter 72. polonicum 74 Stems ± terete below 76 Corolla distinctly cup-shaped, the lobes ...
T. G. Tutin, V. H. Heywood, 1976
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Flora of Australia: Mimosaceae, Acacia. v. 11A, 11B
Pods biconvex, deeply constricted between seeds, fragmenting easily at constrictions, to 10 cm long, 6-7 mm wide, crustaceous, pruinose or sometimes not, glabrous. Seeds longitudinal, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 5.5-7 mm long, dull, black; ...
Australian Biological Resources Study, 2001
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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West
Males become increasingly pruinose gray (or blue-gray) with age with pruinosity between wing bases and along sides of thorax, and in some species, the thorax becoming entirely pruinose gray. In mature males part or all of S1 and S2 ...
Dennis Paulson, 2009
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Flora of Australia
Pods biconvex, deeply constricted between seeds, fragmenting easily at constrictions, to 10 cm long, 6-7 mm wide, crustaceous, pruinose or sometimes not, glabrous. Seeds longitudinal, elliptic to oblong-elliptic. 5.5-7 mm long, dull, black; ...
Environment Australia, Bureau of Flora and Faun, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australian Biological Resources Study, Patrick M McCarthy, CSIRO, Annette J G Wilson, A. E. Orchard, Alexander S George, 2001
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The London Medical Gazette
Esenbeck and C. H. Ebermaier, in their " Handhuch der Medicinisch Pharmaceutishen Botanik," distinguished principally by the colour and pruinose condition of the stem ; characters which, however uncertain in other cases, here appear to be ...
‎1837

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRUINOSE»

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New plant species discovered in Vietnam
It is morphologically similar to C. khuamak, but differs in having pruinose twigs, fewer stamens, longer filaments and gynophore, and a different fruit morphology. «VietNamNet Bridge, Jul 14»
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E. 'Perle von Nurnberg' a colorful echeveria
Gardeners will also notice a white powdery dusting, sometimes referred to as pruinose, adding to the plant's appeal. The leaves overlap neatly in 5- to ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 10»

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