KJV Dictionary Definition: prune
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.