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Tom Thumb

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Definition of Tom Thumb in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

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