Definition of prune tree in English:

prune tree


  • 1A plum tree; (in later use) specifically one of a variety having fruit suitable for drying.

  • 2Caribbean The tree Prunus occidentalis, having bark used medicinally and kernels used in the production of liqueur, and yielding useful timber.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Newton (d. 1607), translator and Church of England clergyman.