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pu·bes·cent

 (pyo͞o-bĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Reaching or having recently reached puberty.
2. Covered with short hairs or soft down.

[Latin pūbēscēns, pūbēscent-, present participle of pūbēscere, to reach puberty, from pūbēs, adult.]

pubescent

(pjuːˈbɛsənt)
adj
1. (Physiology) arriving or having arrived at puberty
2. (Biology) (of certain plants and animals or their parts) covered with a layer of fine short hairs or down
[C17: from Latin pūbēscere to reach manhood, from pūber adult]
puˈbescence n

pu•bes•cent

(pyuˈbɛs ənt)

adj.
1. arriving or arrived at puberty.
2. Bot., Zool. covered with down or fine short hairs.
[1640–50; < Latin pūbēscent- (s. of pūbēscēns), present participle of pūbēscere to attain puberty, become hairy or downy. See pubes1, -escent]
pu•bes′cence, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pubescent - (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"
immature - not yet mature
2.pubescent - covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
Translations

pubescent

[pjuːˈbesənt]
A. ADJpubescente
B. Npubescente mf

pubescent

[pjuːˈbɛsənt] (formal) adjpubère

pubescent

adjpubertierend

pubescent

[pjuːˈbɛsənt] adj (girl, boy) → pubere, nell'età puberale; (age) → puberale

pubescent

adj pubescente
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Its fruits are blackish, and its leaves are pubescently fuzzy underneath.
I remember pubescently fusing with these couples - each seemed a galactic embodiment of Sondheim's Tony and Maria: "and for us, stars will stop where they are.
Were he not also to shuffle thrice weekly across our screens on EastEnders, Dean would be the skinny kid hovering morosely on the edge of the school disco, un-snogged by even the most pubescently hormonally imbalanced and puppy fat-afflicted girl.