spur pruning

noun

Definition of spur pruning

  1. 1 :  a method of pruning grapevines in which the shoot of the previous season is cut back to a spur with one or two buds

  2. 2 :  the removal (as from an apple tree) of fruiting spurs

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spur pruning? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!