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pubescent - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'pubescent' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Pubescent [ a.]
- Arrived at puberty.
- Covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain insects, and the leaves of some plants.

Meaning of 'pubescent' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . pubescent [ s]
Meaning (1):
- covered with fine soft hairs or down
Example in sentence:
  • downy milkweed seeds
Meaning (2):
- (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
Example in sentence:
  • the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy