Definition of prunoid in English:

prunoid

noun

  • Botany. A plant of the subfamily Prunoideae (also called Amygdaloideae) (family Rosaceae), comprising flowering plants and trees and including the plum and almond.

adjective

  • 1Zoology. Designating or relating to a type of radiolarian (of the order Spumellaria) having a skeleton in the form of an ellipsoidal lattice (formerly classified in a suborder Prunoidea). Now rare.

  • 2Botany. Of or relating to the subfamily Prunoideae (family Rosaceae) of flowering plants and trees.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin prūnum plum + -oid.

Pronunciation

prunoid

/ˈpruːnɔɪd/