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prunes, plural;
  1. Trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, esp. to increase fruitfulness and growth

  2. Cut away (a branch or stem) in this way
    • - prune back the branches
  3. Reduce the extent of (something) by removing superfluous or unwanted parts
    • - reduction achieved by working harder or pruning costs
  4. Remove (superfluous or unwanted parts) from something
    • - Elliot deliberately pruned away details
  1. A plum preserved by drying, having a black, wrinkled appearance

  2. An unpleasant or disagreeable person
    • - he was a good leader, but a miserable old prune

  1. dried plum
  2. snip: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
  3. cut: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
  4. (pruning) something that has been pruned off of a plant
  5. (pruning) the act of trimming a plant
  6. A prune is any of various plum species, mostly Prunus domestica or European Plum (commonly referred to as a Sugar Plum). It is called 'Alu-bukhara' in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. They are usually sold as dried fruit. ...
  7. Pruning is a horticultural practice involving the selective removal of parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots. ...
  8. (Pruning (algorithm)) Pruning is a technique in machine learning that reduces the size of decision trees by removing sections of the tree that provide little power to classify instances. ...
  9. (Pruning (morphology)) The pruning algorithm is a technique used for digital image processing based on mathematical morphology. It is used as a complement to the skeleton and thinning algorithms to remove unwanted parasitic components.
  10. (Pruning (viticulture)) The use of vine training systems in viticulture is aimed primarily to assist in canopy management with finding the balance in enough foliage to facilitate photosynthesis without excessive shading that could impede grape ripening or promote grape diseases. ...
  11. (The Prunes) The Prunes is an African-American hip-hop band from Newark, NJ. They would eventually change their name to "N3xT 0N3'z ^" because they got confused with The Prunes rap Danish group and the Irish rock Gothic band, Virgin Prunes . ...
  12. A plum; The dried, wrinkled fruit of certain species of plum; An old woman, especially a wrinkly one; To remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive; To cut down or shorten (by the removal of unnecessary material); as, to prune a budget
  13. (pruning) A removal of excess material from a tree or shrub; Something obtained by pruning, as a twig; A method of enumeration that allows to cut parts of a decision tree
  14. (PRUNED) A condition that happens to parts of your body, such as your fingers, when you have been in the water too long.
  15. (Prunes) They are the dried fruit of the plum. Prunes are nutritious and very good for the digestion. They are a superior source of fiber, even more than dry beans. Prunes are high in vitamin A and B-complex, C, potassium, protein and iron.
  16. (Prunes) sometimes sensed in old Portos and in American Ports of some interest.
  17. (prunes) A fruity characteristic in the ViniCode . This smell is prominent in some red wines from warm climates where the grapes have gotten extremely ripe.
  18. (Pruning) The process of controlling the growth of a plant or tree to give it a pleasing shape, to maintain its health, encourage growth and optimize space.
  19. (Pruning) Removal of live or dead branches from standing trees-usually the lower branches of young trees and of multiple leaders or shoots in plantation trees- for the improvement of the tree or its timber. ...
  20. (Pruning) cutting away parts of a plant.
  21. (PRUNING) A method of cutting off leaves or branches within limits in order to remove dead or diseased foliage or branches. Also used to control or direct growth, increase quality or yield of flowers or fruit and to ensure growth position of main branches to enhance structural strength. ...
  22. (Pruning) the trunk, branches, and roots of the candidate tree.
  23. Using pruning shears to remove or cut back the branches of woody plants.
  24. (Pruning) The process of trimming the vine. Determining how many buds to leave on the vine, the grower decides the number of bunches and the maximum quantity of fruit each vine can bear in the coming year.
  25. (PRUNING) Trimming plants to remove dead or injured branches, or to control new growth.