[syn: fledgling(a), fledgeling(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
fledgeling \fledgeling\, fledgling \fledgling\n.
a new member of a group.
Syn: newcomer, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman,
2. A young bird just fledged. [WordNet sense 2]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers; "a
fledgling robin" [syn: fledgling(a), fledgeling(a)]
n 1: any new participant in some activity [syn: newcomer,
fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte,
freshman, newbie, entrant]
2: young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
[syn: fledgling, fledgeling]