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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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Prune out dead or weak stems now but wait to do more vigorous pruning until after their first flowering to encourage an exuberant late-season display of blooms.
Annual pruning is an important part of blueberry management.
Differential pruning and defruiting treatments were initiated in the spring of 2004.
There is a lot of difference between the old pruning technique and the new pruning technique.
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PRUNE FOR IMPROVEMENT: Pruning your roses is essential if you want to enjoy some fantastic blooms later in the season you will reap the rewards
Among the early and most critical cultural practices is pruning adjustment.
The aim of this study was to quantify the response of four varieties of castor bean to pruning lateral branches.
Second, effective pruning protects from the pain of cutting.
The aim with pruning Group 2 clematis is to retain a framework of old wood and to stimulate new shoots to maximise flowering.
Over the centuries, tree pruning has evolved beyond simply cutting trees to generate firewood or to clear land for crops.