- flowering, fruiting, or ripening early, as plants or fruit.
- bearing blossoms before leaves, as plants.
- appearing before leaves, as flowers.
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And becoming precociously sophisticated—only too often precociously vicious—her nature and future are wrecked at the outset.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
It is a hardy tree, and has been known to bear fruit precociously even in the second year after planting.Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands|Gerrit Parmile Wilder
The man who is fond precociously of stirring may be a spoon, but the man who lies in bed half the day is something worse.Interludes|Horace Smith
Thackeray was quite aware of his early weaknesses, and in the maturity of life knew well that he had not been precociously wise.Thackeray|Anthony Trollope
Looks often belie the true condition underneath, returned Polly, precociously.Polly's Southern Cruise|Lillian Elizabeth Roy