Definitions for pubescentpyuˈbɛs ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. pubescent(Adjective)

    arriving or arrived at puberty

  2. pubescent(Adjective)

    covered with down or fine hair

  3. Origin: From pubescens

Webster Dictionary

  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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