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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -prune-, *prune*.

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Prune \Prune\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pruned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pruning}.] [OE. proine, probably fr. F. provigner to lay down vine stocks for propagation; hence, probably, the meaning, to cut away superfluous shoots. See {Provine}.] 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. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] Taking into consideration how they [laws] are to be pruned and reformed. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Our delightful task To prune these growing plants, and tend these flowers. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut off or cut out, as useless parts. [1913 Webster] Horace will our superfluous branches prune. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 3. To preen; to prepare; to dress. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] His royal bird Prunes the immortal wing and cloys his beak. --Shak. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Prune \Prune\, v. i. To dress; to prink; -used humorously or in contempt. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Prune \Prune\, n. [F. prune, from L. prunum a plum. See {Plum}.] A plum; esp., a dried plum, used in cookery; as, French or Turkish prunes; California prunes. [1913 Webster] {German prune} (Bot.), a large dark purple plum, of oval shape, often one-sided. It is much used for preserving, either dried or in sirup. {Prune tree}. (Bot.) (a) A tree of the genus {Prunus} ({Prunus domestica}), which produces prunes. (b) The West Indian tree, {Prunus occidentalis}. {South African prune} (Bot.), the edible fruit of a sapindaceous tree ({Pappea Capensis}). [1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: prune n 1: dried plum v 1: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" [syn: {snip}, {clip}, {crop}, {trim}, {lop}, {dress}, {prune}, {cut back}] 2: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet" [syn: {cut}, {prune}, {rationalize}, {rationalise}] From French-English Freedict dictionary [fd-fra-eng]: prune [pryn] plum

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