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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.
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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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Lopper shears are designed to cut larger material than pruners and can cut branches up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
The Cobra EVO pruner by Campagnola is the company's latest version of power-assisted shears and features a larger cutting capacity.
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As with other pruners, they come in anvil or bypass style.
The most likely culprit is a cerambycid beetle known commonly as the twig pruner, Elaphidionoides villosus.
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The Pruner ($49.95) is scaled for a woman's hand, yet, despite being more lightweight than standard versions, handles all the same chores equally well, its chrome-plated blades biting through branches almost effortlessly.
In certain circumstances, the second harvest may begin within a very few months after the first, but this demands that the pruner attempt to select a second vigorous growth that has emerged two to three months after the first.
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A recent, welcome addition to the tool arsenal is the bypass pruner with integrated extension pole (Figure 6-1).
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