Definition Of prune


a plum preserved by drying, having a black, wrinkled appearance.

However, just as raisins seem different from grapes, so do prunes appear to be distinct from plums.

trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to increase fruitfulness and growth.

Late February is an optimum time to prune trees and shrubs in your landscape.

Example Of prune

  • prune back the branches

  • After flowering, prune branches back hard, to the edge of the container or basket, to shape.

  • Also prune to shape overgrown hedges and spring-flowering vines and shrubs after they bloom.

  • And prune plants to the ground after the first frost, even if foliage is not damaged.

  • And no, I'm not turning into some old prune who never wears make-up and who lives in trackie-bottoms.

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