[NAFEX] prune definition

John S swim_at_svc at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 18 18:59:53 EDT 2008


I can remember first being surprised at the usage of an undried plum being called a prune.  Prunes have always been dried plums here.  It is certainly not usage in western PA that I have ever run across.  I think this may stem from the fact that prunes sold here identified as prunes are always the dried variety. Also, the juice product identified as prune juice as sold has always been from the reconstituted dried fruit.


--- On Thu, 9/18/08, Alan Haigh <alandhaigh at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Alan Haigh <alandhaigh at gmail.com>
Subject: [NAFEX] prune definition
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008, 6:29 PM

I find the fact that several dictionaries include a definition of prunes as plums that can be dried surprising.  My understanding of the definition of prunes as exclusively plums that have been dried does not come simply from local usage but from extensive reading of literature related to commercial fruit growing where I have no memory of encountering this usage.  I have not encountered this usage in any of the many catalogues of commercial and home orchard nurseries that I frequently read.  How about other members?  I don't quite trust my memory on this. I'm much more interested in the usage and understanding of people who are knowledgeable about fruit than the general population.  Dictionaries, of course, are not.

nafex mailing list 
nafex at lists.ibiblio.org

Reproduction of list messages or archives is not allowed.
This includes distribution on other email lists or reproduction on web sites.
Permission to reproduce is NEVER granted, so don't claim you have

Posts from email addresses that are not subscribed are discarded.
No exceptions.  
To subscribe or unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page (also can be used to
change other email options):

File attachments are NOT stripped by this list.
Please do not send binary files.
Use plain text ONLY in emails!

NAFEX web site:   http://www.nafex.org/

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/private/nafex/attachments/20080918/c0230190/attachment.html 

More information about the nafex mailing list