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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prune /ˈprun/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 prune /ˈprun/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prune v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pruned p. pr. & vb. n. Pruning.]
 1. To lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or shoots of; to clear of useless material; to shape or smooth by trimming; to trim: as, to prune trees; to prune an essay.
    Taking into consideration how they [laws] are to be pruned and reformed.   --Bacon.
 Our delightful task
 To prune these growing plants, and tend these flowers.   --Milton.
 2. To cut off or cut out, as useless parts.
    Horace will our superfluous branches prune.   --Waller.
 3. To preen; to prepare; to dress.
 His royal bird
 Prunes the immortal wing and cloys his beak.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prune, v. i. To dress; to prink; -used humorously or in contempt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prune, n.  A plum; esp., a dried plum, used in cookery; as, French or Turkish prunes; California prunes.
 German prune Bot., a large dark purple plum, of oval shape, often one-sided. It is much used for preserving, either dried or in sirup.
 Prune tree. Bot. (a) A tree of the genus Prunus (Prunus domestica), which produces prunes. (b) The West Indian tree, Prunus occidentalis.
 South African prune Bot., the edible fruit of a sapindaceous tree (Pappea Capensis).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : dried plum
      v 1: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the
           plants in the garden" [syn: snip, clip, crop, trim,
            lop, dress, cut back]
      2: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose
         weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet" [syn: cut, rationalize,