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 Prudent Tree (The).Prunello. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A Mons. Prud’homme. A man of experience and great prudence, of estimable character and practical good sense. Your Mons. Prud’homme is never a man of genius and originality, but what we in England should term a “Quaker of the old school.”   1
   The council of prud’hommes. A council of arbiters to settle disputes between masters and workmen.   2

 Prudent Tree (The).Prunello. 


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