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 for Pruner
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pruner \Prun"er\, n.
     1. One who prunes, or removes, what is superfluous.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) Any one of several species of beetles whose
        larv[ae] gnaw the branches of trees so as to cause them to
        fall, especially the American oak pruner ({Asemum
        m[oe]stum), whose larva eats the pith of oak branches,
        and when mature gnaws a circular furrow on the inside
        nearly to the bark. When the branches fall each contains a
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs;
           "untouched by the pruner's axe" [syn: pruner, trimmer]
      2: a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and
         sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees [syn:
         pruner, pruning hook, lopper]

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