KJV Dictionary Definition: prune


PRU'NE, v.t.

1. To lop or cut off the superfluous branches of trees, to make them bear better fruit or grow higher, or to give them a more handsome and regular appearance.

2. To clear from any thing superfluous; to dress; to trim.

His royal bird

Prunes the immortal wing, and cloys his beak.


PRU'NED, pp. Divested of superfluous branches; trimmed.

1. Cleared of what is unsuitable or superfluous.


PRU'NING, ppr. Lopping off superfluous branches; trimming; clearing of what is superfluous.

PRU'NING, n. In gardening and agriculture, the lopping off the superfluous branches of trees,either for improving the trees or their fruit.