prune :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words



  • n  dried plum
  • v  cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
  • v  weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

  • Callen's version of pounti, the prune-and-ham pie from France's Auvergne, for example, differs in important respects from Anne Willan's formulation, and both are worth trying.
  • Art Bonifas, near the end of his tour, took a group out one day in 1976 to prune a poplar in the DMZ; the North Koreans set upon them and killed him.
  • Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard and gather in the fruit thereof;But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the.
News & Articles


  • Stephen Colbert in Toronto Star
    America needs prunes. It may not be a young, sexy plum. Granted, it's shrivelled and at times hard to swallow. But this dried-up old prune has the experience we need,Colbert said.
  • Patrick Duffy in CNN
    Larry and I will have a bowl of Mueslix and a small shot of prune juice and be in bed by 9 o'clock,Duffy, who played Bobby Ewing, told the newspaper. "We'll let people file by the bed and watch us go to sleep. I think we can hang with the...
  • Terry Lundgren in International Herald Tribune
    Macy's said Thursday that it would close 11 stores, though its chief executive, Terry Lundgren, said in a statement that the closings were "part of our normal-course process to prune underperforming locations each year."

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.