coqu-, cocu-, coc-

(Latin: to cook, to prepare food, to ripen, to digest, to turn over in the mind)

biscuit
1. An unsweetened bread in the shape of a small cake, made with a generous amount of shortening and leavened with baking powder or baking soda instead of yeast.
2. In British English, a biscuit is a small flat cake that is crisp and usually sweet; while the usual American word is "cookie".
3. Clay or porcelain that has been fired once but not glazed.
cook
cooker
cookery
cuisine
kitchen
kitchenette (s), kitchenettes (pl) (nouns)
A small kitchen used to prepare meals: "Since the apartment was so small, they had a kitchenette to prepare their food instead of a regular sized kitchen."
precocial (adjective), more precocial, most precocial
Born or hatched in a condition requiring relatively little parental care, as by having hair or feathers, open eyes, and the ability to move around: Water birds, reptiles, and herd animals usually have precocial young.
precocious (adjective), more precocious, most precocious
1. A reference to a person who is more mentally developed than is usual at a certain age: Little six-year old Max is a precocious boy with his cognitive skills and intelligence.
2. Relating to something that takes place at an early stage of development: One kind of magnolia produces precocious flowers before the leaves appear.

3. Etymology: from Latin praecox, praecoc-; from praecoquere "to ripen fully"; from prae, "before" + coquere, "to cook" + -ious, "characterized by".
Conveying early mental development.
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Presenting abnormal intelligence for a very young person.
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precocious pseudopuberty
The appearance of some secondary sex characters before the normal age of puberty but without maturation of the gonads.
precociously
precociousness
precocity (s) (noun), precocities (pl)
Unusually early development of mental or physical traits before the normal process takes place.
precook (verb), precooks; precooked, precooking
1. To grill, fry, or broil something partially or completely, for final preparation at a later time.
2. To heat beforehand so the actual preparation won't take so long; such as, cooking rice in advance.
true precocious puberty
Hyperovarianism or sexual precocity in young girls due to premature maturation of the hypotholomic-pituitary axis and development of ovaries accompanied by the secretion of ovarian hormones.

Closely related to the coct- family of words.