hasting, n.2 and adj.
†1. Chiefly slang or colloq. A person who hastens or makes haste; one who seizes opportunities early or who advances quickly in life. Chiefly in negative contexts, in you are (also he is, etc.) none of the hastings : used to describe a person as slow, sluggish, or lazy. Obsolete.Apparently as a figurative use of sense A. 2.
2. Originally: a variety of fruit or vegetable that ripens, matures, or comes into growth early in the growing season. In later use: spec. (more fully green hasting, white hasting) either of two early-ripening varieties of pea, Pisum sativum; garden peas or a garden pea. Also attributive, frequently with the first element in plural form, as hastings pea, hastings pear; cf. sense B. 2. Now hist. and rare.Earlier currency is probably implied by the apparent figurative allusion to this sense at sense A. 1.
†2. Of a variety of fruit or vegetable: that ripens, matures, or comes into growth early in the growing season. Cf. hasty adj. 2, hastive adj. 3b. Obsolete.
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