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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)

Origin: OE. Proine, probably fr. F. Provigner to lay down vine stocks for propagation; hence, probably, the meaning, to cut away superfluous shoots. See Provine.

A plum; especially, a dried plum, used in cookery; as, french or Turkish prunes; California prunes.

(Science: botany) german prune, the edible fruit of a sapindaceous tree (Pappea Capensis).

Origin: F. Prune, from L. Prunum a plum. See Plum.

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Prune apical meristem and lower branches to increase yield?

Hello, I was having conversation with a friend who shared a different opinion from my own. I was hoping some one could provide information in regards to pruning and yield. We both agreed that pruning the apical meristem (a.k.a "topping") usually increases yield due to the diffusion of auxi...

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by bta
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Prune apical meristem and lower branches to increase yield?
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Stomach bloating

... body could not handle it...as i was constantly sick and i stopped, it is not for me. Luckily the therapist was understanding and he recommended prune juice and i have decided to elimanate white carbs, fried foods and diary as i find that i bloat and i am in pain after eating them. One thing ...

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by Nysiek
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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What causes the brown spots on pears?

... and shriveled cankers (5 - 10 cm or longer). Eventually thye canker falls out leaving fiberous material. Anthracnose Canker (fungus) In March, prune out and burn infected branches. Spray Fruit-Guard before or after blossoms will help control this disease. After harvest apply Copper Spray. Dark ...

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by CoolJay221
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What causes the brown spots on pears?
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