pre·​thin | \ (ˈ)prē+ \

Definition of prethin

: to thin (a heavy set of fruit) by hand or by the use of a caustic or a hormone spray in order to increase the quality of the remaining fruit and to stimulate flower bud production for the following year

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pre- + thin

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“Prethin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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