Definition of Tom Thumb in English:

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Tom Thumb

Pronunciation: /ˌtäm ˈTHəm/


[usually as modifier]
A dwarf variety of a cultivated flower or vegetable: Tom Thumb lettuce


Late 19th century: from the name of the hero of a children's story, a plowman's son who was only as tall as his father's thumb.

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Syllabification: Tom Thumb

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