Pronunciation: (prOO-nel'u), [key]
1. a strong, lightweight worsted constructed in a twill weave, used in the manufacture of women's and children's apparel.
2. a smooth-faced fabric made of mixed fibers or wool, formerly used in the manufacture of women's dresses and of robes for clerics, scholars, and lawyers. Also,prunelle,pru•nel•loPronunciation: (prOO-nel'ō). [key]
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