What is prune?

  • (verb): Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things.
    Synonyms: cut, rationalize, rationalise
    See also — Additional definitions below


A prune is any of various plum cultivars, mostly Prunus domestica or European Plum, sold as fresh or dried fruit. The dried fruit is also referred to as a dried plum. In general, fresh prunes are freestone cultivars (the pit is easy to remove), whereas most other plums grown for fresh consumption are clingstone (the pit is more difficult to remove).

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Some articles on prune:

... Protein prune homolog 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PRUNE2 gene. ...
Prune Kernel Oil
... Virgin prune kernel oil is a recently developed vegetable oil, pressed from the seeds, or stones, of the d'Agen prune plum ...
Sphynx (cat)
... Don Sphynx) started in 1966, in Roncesvalles, Toronto when a hairless kitten named Prune was born ... The last 2 descendants of Prune, a brother-sister pair, were sent to Holland in the 1970s, but the male was uninterested in mating and the female conceived only once, but lost the litter ... hairless female kittens were found in Toronto and were sent to Holland to be bred with Prune's last surviving male descendent ...
Prune - Disadvantages
... Dried prunes have been found to contain high doses of a chemical called acrylamide which is a known neurotoxin and a carcinogen ... Although, the common drying mechanism of prunes does not involve high temperatures, formation of high amount of acrylamide has been reported in dried prunes as well as pears ...
Prune Dwarf Virus
... cherry chlorotic ringspot virus peach stunt virus sour cherry yellows virus Prune dwarf virus (PDV) is a plant pathogenic virus of the family Bromoviridae ... It causes dwarfism of leaves on certain prune and plum plants ...

More definitions of "prune":

  • (noun): Dried plum.

Famous quotes containing the word prune:

    Their looks show that they’re for it:
    Ash hair, toad hands, prune face dried into lines
    How can they ignore it?
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)