unpruned

adjective
un·​pruned | \ ˌən-ˈpründ How to pronounce unpruned (audio) \

Definition of unpruned

: allowed to grow naturally : not pruned an unpruned vine/tree/shrub

Examples of unpruned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without an adequate workforce, growers may have to leave trees unplanted and branches unpruned. Laura Poppick, Scientific American, "The Effects of COVID-19 Will Ripple through Food Systems," 26 Mar. 2020 Select the strongest, tallest cane and leave it unpruned. Stan Davidson, Sun-Sentinel.com, "With patience, blueberries can be grown in containers," 10 July 2018 Trees went unpruned, lawns unseeded, ponds untended. Witold Rybczynski, WSJ, "‘Saving Central Park’ Review: Brought Back to Life," 10 May 2018 Bittersweet nightshade is now a plant that can be found twining its way through wet woodland edges, neglected garden corners and the unpruned hedges of North America. Dave Taft, New York Times, "Bittersweet Nightshade: Look, but Don’t Taste," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of unpruned

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unpruned was in 1597

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4 Apr 2020

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“Unpruned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpruned. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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