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Precoʹcious

means ripened by the sun before it has attained its full growth; premature; a development of mind or body beyond one’s age. (Latin, prœ coquo.)

Many precocious trees, and such as have their spring in winter, may be found.”—Brown.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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