why dehydrated grapes and plums are called raisins and prunes, respectively, but we don’t name other dehydrated fruits different from their original names?

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Where did the naming convention come from for these two fruits and why isn’t it applied to others?

Edit: this simple question has garnered far more attention than I thought it would. The bottom line is some English royals and French peasants used their own words for the same thing but used their respective versions for the crop vs the product. Very interesting. Also, I learned other languages have similar occurrences that don’t translate into English. Very cool.

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A prune is a type of plum that is able to be dried. Not all plums can make prunes. What confused me for the longest time is that people used to call plum trees that produce plums that can be pruned, prune trees. Even though the fruits are plums. Like, “let’s go to the prune orchard and get some plums”

It’s weird

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