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prune 1

 (pro͞on)
n.
1.
a. The partially dried fruit of any of several varieties of the common plum, Prunus domestica.
b. Any kind of plum that can be dried without spoiling.
2. Slang An ill-tempered, stupid, or incompetent person.
intr.v. pruned, prun·ing, prunes Slang
To make a facial expression exhibiting ill temper or disgust: "Their faces prune at the slightest provocation" (James Wolcott).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *prūna, from Latin prūnum, plum.]

prune 2

 (pro͞on)
v. pruned, prun·ing, prunes
v.tr.
1. To cut off or remove dead or living parts or branches of (a plant, for example) to improve shape or growth.
2. To remove or cut out as superfluous.
3. To reduce: prune a budget.
v.intr.
To remove what is superfluous or undesirable.

[Early Modern English, from Middle French prougner, from Old French prooignier, perhaps from pro-, variant of por-, pur-, away, forth (from Latin prō-, in front; see pro-1) + rooignier, to trim (from Vulgar Latin *rotundiāre, to round off, from Latin rotundus, round; see ret- in Indo-European roots).]

prun′er n.

pruning

(ˈpruːnɪŋ)
n
1. (Horticulture) horticulture the process of cutting off unwanted branches
2. the cutting of inessentials
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pruning - something that has been pruned off of a plantpruning - something that has been pruned off of a plant
cutting - a piece cut off from the main part of something
2.pruning - the act of trimming a plant
clipping, trimming, trim - cutting down to the desired size or shape
Translations
prořezávání

pruning

[ˈpruːnɪŋ]
A. N [of tree, branches] → poda f
B. CPD pruning hook N pruning knife N pruning shears NPLpodadera f

pruning

nBeschneiden nt, → Stutzen nt; (of hedge)Schneiden nt, → Zurechtstutzen nt; (fig) (of expenditure)Kürzung f; (of workforce)Reduzierung f; (of firm)Schrumpfung f; (of book, essay)Zusammenstreichen nt, → Kürzung f; the tree needs pruningder Baum muss beschnitten or gestutzt werden

pruning

:
pruning hook
nRebmesser nt
pruning knife
nGartenmesser nt, → Hippe f
pruning shears
plGartenschere f, → Rebschere f

pruning

[ˈpruːnɪŋ] npotatura
References in classic literature ?
"I have a good deal to do to it yet--revising and pruning and so forth," he said, "but in the main it's done.
Ploughing and digging, vinedressing and pruning, are more in my way than defending provinces or kingdoms.
Growth is mostly hardened off by now, so there should be minimal new growth for summer pruning. The mostly cool and rainy season thus far may extend the more active growing season.
But should you just pick up the pruning shears and hack away at that untidy growth yourself, or is it much wiser to call in an expert?
While pruning trees yourself is the cheapest option, it may not be safe - or even possible.
A gardener pruning TREES, bushes and other plants grow rapidly in the spring, and it's not long before your once neat and tidy garden is looking distinctly unkempt.
"Many people believe their trees need to be pruned," he added, "but in fact, most trees don't require pruning, and in some cases, it's detrimental or, at best, unsightly."
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Pruning Simplified: A Visual Guide to 50 Trees and Shrubs
| FIRST YEAR PRUNING CUT back all the stems in late winter to 30cm (12in) to encourage branching and vigorous growth.