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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pruner, trimmernoun

    a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs

    "untouched by the pruner's axe"

  2. pruner, pruning hook, loppernoun

    a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees


  1. prunernoun

    A person who prunes, or a tool used in pruning

  2. prunernoun

    Any of several unrelated beetles whose larvae attack the branches of trees

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prunernoun

    One that crops trees.

    Etymology: from prune.

    Lest thy redundant juice
    Should fading leaves, instead of fruits, produce,
    The pruner ’s hand with letting blood must quench
    Thy heat, and thy exub’rant parts retrench. John Denham.


  1. pruner

    Pruning shears, also called hand pruners (in American English), or secateurs (in British English), are a type of scissors use for plants. They are strong enough to prune hard branches of trees and shrubs, sometimes up to two centimetres thick. They are used in gardening, arboriculture, plant nursery works, farming, flower arranging, and nature conservation, where fine-scale habitat management is required. Loppers are a larger, two-handed, long-handled version for branches thicker than pruning shears can cut.


  1. pruner

    A pruner is a tool or equipment used in gardening or landscaping to cut back, trim, or remove dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to increase fruitfulness and growth. A pruner can also refer to a person who is involved in the job of pruning plants. The act of cutting or trimming branches or leaves allows the plant to grow more vibrantly by focusing the nutrients towards healthier parts of the plant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prunernoun

    one who prunes, or removes, what is superfluous

  2. Prunernoun

    any one of several species of beetles whose larvae gnaw the branches of trees so as to cause them to fall, especially the American oak pruner (Asemum moestum), whose larva eats the pith of oak branches, and when mature gnaws a circular furrow on the inside nearly to the bark. When the branches fall each contains a pupa

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pruner is ranked #34353 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pruner surname appeared 660 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pruner.

    88% or 581 total occurrences were White.
    4.5% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.6% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.4% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pruner in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pruner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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