Definitions for pubescentpyuˈbɛs ənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pubescent(adj)

    (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. downy, pubescent, puberulent, sericeous(adj)

    covered with fine soft hairs or down

    "downy milkweed seeds"

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  1. pubescent(Adjective)

    arriving or arrived at puberty

  2. pubescent(Adjective)

    covered with down or fine hair

  3. Origin: From pubescens

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pubescent(adj)

    arrived at puberty

  2. Pubescent(adj)

    covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain insects, and the leaves of some plants

  3. Origin: [L. pubescens, -entis, p. pr. of pubescere to reach puberty, to grow hairy or mossy, fr. pubes pubes: cf. F. pubescent.]


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