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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.
Cookies, cakes and pies are the typical treats associated with the holidays, but you can celebrate the sweetness of the season with healthier options from Sunsweet, the world's largest handler of dried fruits including prunes.
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.
However, just three prunes (which are simply plums with the water removed) will amount to one of your five-a-day, ensuring you get that bit closer to your daily target - and help keep everything ticking over nicely in the bathroom department.
u RECIPES TO TRY AT HOME If you want to make room for prunes in your life, here are two recipes from Rosemary Shrager and California Prunes 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.
Rapid equilibration of leaf and stem water potential under field conditions in almonds, walnuts and prunes.
ISLAMABAD -- University of Liverpool researchers have found that including prunes in a health based diet helps lose more weight.
London, May 31 ( ANI ): University of Liverpool researchers have found that including prunes in a health based diet helps lose more weight.
California Prunes continues its relationship with award-winning artisan chocolatier paul.