- flowering, fruiting, or ripening early, as plants or fruit.
- bearing blossoms before leaves, as plants.
- appearing before leaves, as flowers.
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The children are precocious and cute and the whole thing is freaking adorable.The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic|Kevin Fallon|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do you like him frozen in time as a precocious boy genius doctor with a ridiculous name?Choose Your Own Neil Patrick Harris: The Star on ‘Doogie,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ Gay Sex and More|Kevin Fallon|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The series begins with a voiceover from a 9-year-old boy named Charlie (Griffin Gluck), basically a more precocious Meredith Grey.‘Red Band Society’ Is Really Freaking Sad (And May Be TV’s Best New Drama)|Kevin Fallon|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Heightening his angst, Warren pines for precocious Jessica (Gevinson).Michael Cera Brings ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway After 18 Years|Tom Teodorczuk|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The budding relationship between the ornery sexagenarian and the precocious young child ultimately gives the film its momentum.Meet Vincent McKenna, Your New Favorite Bill Murray Character|Alex Suskind|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thus died the greatest statesman of the eighteenth century, and the most precocious in our annals.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
These childish verses prove a precocious desire for expression, before the right medium had been discovered.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Exemplary punishment is to be visited upon me for "precocious godlessness, dangerous tendencies, and insubordination."Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
In crossing to Niagara, we had a specimen of the precocious colonist of 1845.Canada and the Canadians|Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
She was very precocious, a thorough student, and would allow nothing to divert her from her studies.A California Girl|Edward Eldridge