Prune tree
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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