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Meaning of PRUNING

Pronunciation:  pr'ooning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of trimming a plant
  2. [n]  something that has been pruned off of a plant

PRUNING is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: clipping, cutting, trim, trimming



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Prun"ing\, n.
1. The act of trimming, or removing what is superfluous.

2. (Falconry) That which is cast off by bird in pruning her
   feathers; leavings. --Beau. & Fl.

{Pruning hook}, or {Pruning knife}, cutting instrument used
   in pruning trees, etc.

{Pruning shears}, shears for pruning trees, vines, etc.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Cutting off of individual plant parts or whole plants for cultivation of the individual plant (growth promotion) in order to obtain a certain form or a certain structure of the community.