Definition of Prunes
1. Noun. (plural of prune) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of prune) ¹
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Definition of Prunes
1. prune [v] - See also: prune
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Literary usage of Prunes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"I claim that if the American people are given soft, nicely-flavored, well-prepared dessert prunes, as they know what is good as well as any people on earth, ..."
2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Board of Horticulture (1890)
"This turning and handling of the prunes is done with wooden shovels, ... The time for keeping the prunes in the bin is about fifteen days. ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"In grading, the prunes are separated into sizes indicating the number of prunes ... Processing is done by dipping the prunes in boiling water and glycerine, ..."
4. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1914)
"In the upper half of the State, at least, wherever there *All prunes arc plums ... All plums which will not do this are not prunes, even though the word may ..."
5. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1891)
"Of the plums, at least four-fifths are those varieties designated as prunes, and the preponderance of prunes is rapidly advancing. This is, of course, ..."
6. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1921)
"This long hanging screen is also used to grade prunes after drying. ... A process of puncturing the skin of the prunes by causing them to roll over needle ..."
7. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"As soon as the prunes have been processed, they are taken in the hot, warm condition ... Uniform, well-proportioned prunes are flattened with the fingers. ..."