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prune

(prūn),
The dried ripe fruit of Prunus domestica (family Rosaceae), a tree cultivated in warm, temperate regions; a food with laxative properties.

prune

(proon) [L. pruna]
A dried plum, rich in carbohydrate, potassium, and iron, that contains dihydroxyphenyl isatin, a laxative. Regular consumption may lead to dependence on its laxative properties.
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The four orphans for whom the old woman's affection represented all human guardianship had come to an end of their prunes.
no, sir, but they can smell the prunes, the little dears.
To become accustomed to the novelty of my life, was all I meant,' said Little Dorrit, with her loving eyes upon her father; whom she had very nearly addressed as poultry, if not prunes and prism too, in her desire to submit herself to Mrs General and please him.
Having delivered this exalted sentiment, Mrs General made a sweeping obeisance, and retired with an expression of mouth indicative of Prunes and Prism.
Always prune to an outward facing bud, making a sloping cut so water does not rest on the wound.
WOLFING down fashionable foods like avocados, almonds and acai berries - and reaping their nutritional benefits in the process - may be all the rage, but the humble prune shouldn't be forgotten.
cALifoRniA prune and sALTED CARAMEL CREAM (Serves eight) INGREDIENTS For the California prune puree: 150g California prunes Peel of one orange 25g caster sugar Water to cover Juice of 1/2 a lemon Rum for soaking For the salted caramel cream: 300ml double cream 100ml full fat milk 125g caster sugar 3g gelatine leaf 2tbsp water 6 large egg yolks 2tsp Maldon salt METHOD FIRST make the California prune puree.
CALIFORNIA PRUNE AND DUCK TARTARE TARTLETS (Makes 16) INGREDIENTS For the duck tartare: 80g California prunes, finely chopped 350g duck breast, skinned 1tbsp Hoisin sauce 1 chilli, finely chopped 4tbsp chopped coriander 1 spring onion, diced For the pastry: 115g plain flour 10g cornflour 25g icing sugar 20g butter 1 egg Drop of milk METHOD VERY finely dice the duck then mix with the rest of the ingredients.
The study also found that the prune eaters experienced greater weight loss during the last four weeks of the study.
Paul is so excited by the versatility and flavour of California Prunes that he has created a new California Prune and Pecan Praline Blondie recipe to demonstrate the delicious flavour of one of Britain's best-loved dried fruits.
We didn't want to prune them but there was no alternative.
Hi, Diarmuid I would be grateful for any tips on when is the best time to prune my four-year-old blueberry bush, which I grow in a large pot.