• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pruinose Frosty; covered with fine scales, hairs, dust, bloom, or the like, so as to give the appearance of frost.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pruinose Covered with a bloom or powder so as to appear as if frosted: said of some plant-surfaces dusted with a fine granular secretion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pruinose prōō′i-nōs powdery, mealy
    • Pruinose Also Pru′inous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pruinosus, fr. pruina, hoarfrost


In literature:

The cuticle is sometimes covered with fibres, or with a bloom upon it (pruinose).
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Disk usually white- to rusty-green-pruinose 11.
"Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6" by Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington
Pollen: a dusty or pruinose surface covering which is easily rubbed off; used mostly in Diptera.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Spring-shoots more or less pruinose, uninodal.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
The gills are decurrent, distant, grayish-white, pruinose.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
P. rufous bay; g. reddish, pruinose; mild.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee