|1.||ahead in development, such as the mental development of a child|
|2.||botany (of plants, fruit, etc) flowering or ripening early|
|[C17: from Latin praecox early maturing, from prae early + coquere to ripen]|
precocious pre·co·cious (prĭ-kō'shəs)
Showing unusually early development or maturity.
|precocious (prĭ-kō'shəs) Pronunciation Key
Relating to or having flowers that blossom before the leaves emerge. Some species of magnolias are precocious.