Origin of pruinoseClassical Latin pruinosus, frosty from pruina, hoarfrost, for earlier an unverified form pruswina from Indo-European base an unverified form preus-, to freeze
Origin of pruinoseLatin pruīnōsus frosty from pruīna hoarfrost ; see preus- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more pruinose, superlative most pruinose)
- (botany) Having a very fine whitish powder on a surface.
Latin pruÄ«nÅsus, from pruÄ«na