un·​pruned ˌən-ˈpründ How to pronounce unpruned (audio)
: allowed to grow naturally : not pruned
an unpruned vine/tree/shrub

Examples of unpruned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It can also be left unpruned to take its natural shape. Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2023 The popular climbing plant can grow up to eight feet when unpruned. NBC News, 2 Dec. 2020 However, a rose left unpruned for several years can be rejuvenated by pruning. oregonlive, 8 Mar. 2022 Plants left unpruned have as many or more flowers uniformly spaced over the shrubs or trees. Tom MacCubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 12 Feb. 2022 If left unpruned for long periods of time, clematis vines can become overgrown with dead stems and dense growth that produce few flowers. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 7 Nov. 2020 Without an adequate workforce, growers may have to leave trees unplanted and branches unpruned. Laura Poppick, Scientific American, 26 Mar. 2020 Select the strongest, tallest cane and leave it unpruned. Stan Davidson, Sun-Sentinel.com, 10 July 2018 Trees went unpruned, lawns unseeded, ponds untended. Witold Rybczynski, WSJ, 10 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpruned was in 1597

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“Unpruned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpruned. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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