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pre- +‎ tassel

Adjective

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pretassel (not comparable)

  1. Before the appearance of the tassels (pollen-producing flowers) on corn.
    • 2008 January 8, Guy Gugliotta, “To Raise Armyworms and Corn Borers, Study Insect Husbandry”, in New York Times[1]:
      The fall armyworm, scourge of young pretassel corn, grows up to be a nondescript brown moth about the length of a long finger’s knuckle.

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