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English Dictionary: pubescent by the DICT Development Group
2 results for pubescent
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. (of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature; "the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy"
  2. covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
    Synonym(s): downy, pubescent, puberulent, sericeous
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pubescent \Pu*bes"cent\, a. [L. pubescens, -entis, p. pr. of
      pubescere to reach puberty, to grow hairy or mossy, fr. pubes
      pubes: cf. F. pubescent.]
      1. Arrived at puberty.
                     That . . . the men (are) pubescent at the age of
                     twice seven, is accounted a punctual truth. --Sir T.
      2. Covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain
            insects, and the leaves of some plants.
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