There are 2 translations of prune in Spanish:

prune1

Pronunciation: /pruːn/

n

  • 1.1 [Cookery/Cocina] ciruela (feminine) pasa or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) seca as wrinkled as a prune como una pasa or pasita
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    • However, just as raisins seem different from grapes, so do prunes appear to be distinct from plums.
    • Sneak some raisins or puréed prunes or zucchini into whole-wheat pancakes.
    • European plums have a thick, firm flesh that make excellent prunes, preserves, or desert fruit.
    1.2 (fool) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], tonto, (masculine, feminine)
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    • Even pathetic old prunes have their moment in the glare of the gossip mags
    • McGregor has some good company: that miserable old prune Hugh Morgan (another complete AO) is also a distinguished fellow.
    • I had to put up with all these melodramatic old prunes (not just older people, but people of my own age as well) saying that my life was over, and oh, i would never be able to do my degree and get a good job, and oh, it is such a shame!

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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.

There are 2 translations of prune in Spanish:

prune2

vt

  • 1.1 [Horticulture/Horticultura] [rose/hedge/tree] podar
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    • Late February is an optimum time to prune trees and shrubs in your landscape.
    • When cleaning out the dead debris from flowerbeds, also prune any shrubs and push plants back into the soil that have heaved with the frosts.
    • I pruned the rose bushes and gave them a good soaking - it has been a dry winter.
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    • You may also need to prune back live branches that are getting out of control.
    • More compact plants result when long branches are pruned back to their junction at a lateral branch during early spring.
    • But if you prune back hard or after the tree leafs out in spring, it may be slower to come into bloom that year.
    1.2 [essay/article] pulir y acortar; [costs/workforce] reducir*, recortar
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    • So unless top-line targets are met, the cost base is pruned to compensate.
    • Acting quickly, Bern closed underperforming stores, pruned the work force, expanded product lines and revised the merchandising strategy.
    • The coalition will be working very hard over the next few months to prune expenditure to bring down this tax rise. The process has already started.

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.