There are 2 main translations of prune in Spanish

: prune1prune2

prune1

ciruela pasa, n.

Pronunciation: /prun//pruːn/

noun

  • 1

    Cooking
    ciruela pasa feminine
    ciruela seca feminine Southern Cone
    as wrinkled as a prune como una pasa / pasita
    • This time I had semi-dried black figs, large white figs, prunes, mirabelles (a kind of plum), and pears, all of which are from France.
    • From a nutritional perspective, prunes are like raisins.
    • I like the concept of this recipe. It's beef and lamb but the spices are cinnamon and ginger and pepper and there's dried prunes and apricots in it too.
    • Sneak some raisins or puréed prunes or zucchini into whole-wheat pancakes.
    • Otherwise, I'll prepare my own crunchy muesli by mixing prunes or apricot, honey, lemon and cloves with low-fat yogurt.
    • Also on offer: quail with pecans and nuts, rabbit with prunes and cumin, beef tortillas, delicious sweet potato and nicely seasoned rice.
    • However, just as raisins seem different from grapes, so do prunes appear to be distinct from plums.
    • European plums have a thick, firm flesh that make excellent prunes, preserves, or desert fruit.
    • Each is studded with liquor-soaked prunes, adding soft, sweet little bites that meld perfectly with intense dark chocolate.
  • 2Britishinformal

    (fool)
    tonto masculine
    tonta feminine
    • And no, I'm not turning into some old prune who never wears make-up and who lives in trackie-bottoms.
    • 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!
    • ‘Give me that,’ Corie said to Mrs Mood, snatching the paper away from the old prune.

There are 2 main translations of prune in Spanish

: prune1prune2

prune2

podar, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (rose/hedge/tree) podar
    • Pinch back or tip prune to encourage branches as well as shorten long streamers later in the growing season.
    • Plants such as fucshias should be pruned back fairly hard now or at least before new side shoots become established.
    • Be sure and wait to prune shrubs that flower on last year's growth after they bloom.
    • For instance, apple trees flower on wood several years old, so you would prune the tree only to strengthen the fruit-bearing branches.
    • Ideally, you should start pruning your tree to limit its size before it reaches full size.
    • As a general rule, prune when a tree is naturally under the least amount of stress, usually before the main growing season.
    • Later, if you wish to do a little shaping, prune back to a growth bud pointing in the direction you want a stem to grow.
    • For example, prune shrubs once a year after flowering for maximum effect.
    • In winter, prune back laterals that are produced to within 24 inches of the main canes.
    • And today, Coun Kate Hollern, who heads Blackburn with Darwen Council, pledged to ensure staff prune back trees in parks and other authority-owned public spaces.
    • You may also need to prune back live branches that are getting out of control.
    • Better to train it against a wall, tying the main stems to wires and pruning back all side branches to within two buds of the main framework each summer.
    • I pruned the rose bushes and gave them a good soaking - it has been a dry winter.
    • It is illegal to clear development sites, carry out roofing work, treat timber or prune hedges or trees if nests are present.
    • When planting a bare-root tree, prune away enough branches to balance the top with roots lost when the tree was dug.
    • Lightly prune young magnolias after they flower to encourage a pyramidal shape.
    • To redirect growth, prune back to a side branch that is growing in a more desirable direction.
    • Infected branches must be pruned out early and destroyed if the tree is to be saved.
    • More compact plants result when long branches are pruned back to their junction at a lateral branch during early spring.
    • Gently prune large, slow-growing shrubs such as witch hazel, magnolia and Japanese maple.
    • Remove old, weak branches at ground level, and prune out any dying shoots or branches that are taking off in awkward directions.
    • Repot root-bound houseplants and prune any that are looking very ragged.
    • Over the last 12 months we have spent a great deal of time pruning and thinning overgrown shrubs in both the front and back garden.
    • Do not prune either streptosolen or fuchsia, for they bloom in winter on growth started in early fall.
    • Late February is an optimum time to prune trees and shrubs in your landscape.
    • This tree can still be saved, but there will be a large scar on the stem when the upright branches are pruned off.
    • In the late morning and all afternoon we worked outside, R clearing and tidying flower beds, pruning shrubs and potting up some flowers.
    • The best time to prune is just after flowering has ended.
    • Feed the camellia with a multi-purpose fertiliser with balanced NPK and prune out any weak growth or dead branches, leaving only the strongest.
    • For early blooming shrubs such as forsythia and viburnum, prune them as soon as blooms have passed.
    • Also prune to shape overgrown hedges and spring-flowering vines and shrubs after they bloom.
    • But if you prune back hard or after the tree leafs out in spring, it may be slower to come into bloom that year.
    • After flowering, prune branches back hard, to the edge of the container or basket, to shape.
    • If your plant is healthy, you can prune back to a foot or two with no ill effects.
    • Should I prune back the bare top branches to stimulate growth?
    • And prune plants to the ground after the first frost, even if foliage is not damaged.
    • The willows overhanging it discard huge branches which should have been pruned back years ago.
    • Time to prune back your large, late-flowering hybrid clematis plants.
    • The remaining branches can be pruned hard back in early spring when the new shoots begin to show.
    • 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.
  • 2

    (article/essay) pulir y acortar
    (workforce/costs) reducir
    (workforce/costs) recortar
    • With the emphasis now being placed on attracting younger players, the need for reserve football is becoming a thing of the past and clubs are pruning their playing staff accordingly.
    • 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.
    • Acting quickly, Bern closed underperforming stores, pruned the work force, expanded product lines and revised the merchandising strategy.
    • Every day he works on it a little more, pruning the chapters, getting the facts straight, tightening the prose.
    • It should be hoped that the decision on pruning the ministry will not be delayed further and a bill in this regard will be brought forward during the forthcoming session of the legislature.
    • So unless top-line targets are met, the cost base is pruned to compensate.