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Definition of the noun prune
What does prune mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: prunes
- dried plum
Alternative definition of the noun prune
- [obsolete] A plum.
- The dried, wrinkled fruit of certain species of plum.
- [slang] An old woman, especially a wrinkly one.
Definition of the verb prune
What does prune mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: pruned | pruning | prunes
- cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
- example: They prune the trees
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula Verbs with the same syntax [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Carol carved the stone Verbs of Cutting: bore, carve, chop, crop, drill, file, lance, mill, mow, punch, spear, tread [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Carol carved the stone with a chisel | Carol cut the bread with a knife [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] That chisel carves well | That hammer crushes well | This knife cuts well [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] That chisel carved the statue | The knife cut the bread [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] Marble carves easily | The bread cuts easily | The ice crushes easily [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Source] Brian wiped at the counter Verbs of Removing: bail, dab, dust, erase, lick, pluck, rinse, rub, scour, scrape, scratch, scrub, squeeze, strip, suck, suction, swab, sweep, wash, wear, wipe [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Source] Brian wiped the counter | Carla shoveled the walk [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] Barry Cryer erased the writing [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] Brian wiped the fingerprints from the counter | Carla shoveled the snow from the walk | Doug removed the smudges from the tabletop
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of prune: clip / crop / cut back / dress / lop / snip / trim
- more generic term: thin out = make sparse
- more specific words:
- weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
Alternative definition of the verb prune
- [transitive] To remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive.
- [transitive, figuratively] To cut down or shorten (by the removal of unnecessary material); as, to prune a budget.
Prune is a fictional character from the 2008 film The First Day of the Rest of Your Life.
Prune a.k.a. prune homolog (Drosophila) is a gene.
- also known as prune homolog, TcD37 homolog
Phrases with Prune
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Prune
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by Montana Horticultural Society
The Silver prune is a large-sized sort, of good quality and bears every other year. The Italian prune is a high colored kind that bears every other year. We have never been troubled with any kind of pests on either the plums or prunes.
How we made the old farm pay. Peach culture. How to propagate fruit plants, vines and trees. General fruit instructor by Charles A. Green
The fact that it was grown in an orchard on the supposition that it was a German Prune is the reason for its having been somewhat disseminated under that name. But the German Prune is a slow and struggling grower in the nursery, while the ...
The Country Gentleman (1911)
The prune is a plum that carries much sugar and will dry without souring at the pit , and any plum with thae qualifications is a prune. There are...
Though the Petite prune is the most favored for curing, there are many others that are close rivals.
4th International Workshop, WISA 2003, Jeju Island, Korea, August 25-27, 2003, Revised Papers by Kijoon Chae, Moti Yung
First rule prune is the pruning from calendar patterns of TCARs. After we discover all large rule_items, we remove all the TCARs (r, e) if we have other TCARs (r, e') and e is covered by e'. Second, we use general and high- confidence rule to ...
The Family Cyclopaedia; being a manual of useful and necessary knowledge, alphabetically arranged; comprising all the recent inventions, discoveries, and improvements in domestic economy, agriculture, and chemistry, etc (1822)
by James JENNINGS (of Huntspill.)
similar qualities; but the French prune is that generally used medicinally. It is an in: gredient in the confection of senna; and, simply boiled, it may be sometimes ad. vantageously given to children who are habitually costive. But it is, never.
by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno
Prunes A prune is a dried plum, just as a raisin is a dried grape. The most popular varieties, including the Agen and Italian varieties, are made from dried European plums. HISTORY The process of drying plums to make prunes originated near ...
RAISIN: GRAPE :: PRUNE : (a. plum, b. date, c. apricot, d. tree) (a) Just as a raisin is a dried-out grape, a prune is a dried-out plum. RABBIT : (a. hare, b. kennel, c. warren, d. carrot) :: BEAVER : DAM (c) A rabbit constructs a warren for shelter, ...
Acting: Onstage and Off (2011)
by Robert Barton
The prune is a great muscle relaxer if you are having trouble sleeping (and if we didn't move immediately on in class, many actors would doze off). Rooting sound may be just what you need before a difficult conversation with your parents, ...
Time Out Paris (2012)
by Editors of Time Out
Chez Prune is an excellent lunch spot, and still one of the best places in which to spend an evening on the Canal St-Martin. The local bobo HQ, this traditional café , with high ceilings and low lighting, sticks to a simple formula: groups of friends ...
A Handbook of the Woody Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada/Revised Edition by Arthur Harmount Graves
The prune is a kind of plum that dries easily without decaying.
I Am Indigo (2014)
by Heather Prince
A prune is a dried plum, they are high-fibre food: Ounce for ounce, prunes contain more fibre than dried beans and most other fruits and vegetables. CABBAGE: Cabbage of today ...
The Diner's Dictionary (2012)
Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto
prune The prune has an image problem in British cuisine, and indeed in other parts of northern Europe and in the US. The French rightly ...
by Vivian Thomas, Nicki Faircloth
prune (A) To prune is to trim or cut back a tree, shrub or large plant to control growth and stimulate flowering or fruit production. Neglected pruning of plants can lead to ...
Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-gardening, Including All the Latest Improvements, a General History of Gardening in All Countries, and a Statistical View of Its Present State, with Suggestions for Its Future Progress in the British Isles by John Claudius Loudon
Prune Peche, (of some). Perdrigon Yellow, see Drop d'Or. Peter's Large Yellow . Pigeon's Heart, see Queen Mother. Pond's Seedling - Précoce de Tours Violet de Tours. Noire Hative. Early violet. Perdrigon violet, (of some). Blue. Perdrigon ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
To prune those growing plants, and tend these llow'rs. Mitt. What we by day Lop overgrown, ox prune, or prop, or bind, Oi.e night with wanton growth dcriJes. Milt. Horace will our supeifluous branches prune. Waller. — You have no less right to ...
by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)
See Prime, Prune. Sc. primp, to deck oneself out in a stiff and affected manner ; primpit, stiff in dress and demeanour; primsie, demure, precise. It may probably be the latter word which was intended by " the prenzie Angelo," in Measure for ...
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Usage statistics about prune
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- Prune App
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- Italian prune
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- Prune Braid
One Xmas tradition is having prune braid at lunch. It's a braided pastry with a prune filling, topped with icing and gumdrop pieces.
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- Fractured Prune donuts
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- Prune Meaning
Video shows what prune means. A plum.. The dried, wrinkled fruit of certain species of plum.. An old woman, especially a wrinkly one.. prune synonyms: ...
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Baby Sign Language: Prune
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Quotes about Prune
Cut me, prune me. Burn me, compost me.
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Scrabble value of P3R1U1N1E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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