Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of thinnings in English:
Seedlings, trees, or fruit which have been removed to improve the growth of those remaining.
- There is enough room left for a stall-fed cow and a few pigs, which he feeds with thinnings from his vegetable beds.
- At a later stage of growth, young rape thinnings are sometimes sold as spring greens.
- Harvest the first thinnings as soon as four weeks later.
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