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1. (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: "the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy"

2. covered with fine soft hairs or down;
- Example: "downy milkweed seeds"
[syn: downy, pubescent, puberulent, sericeous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pubescent \Pu*bes"cent\ (p[-u]"b[e^]s"sent), a. [L. pubescens, -entis, p. pr. of pubescere to reach puberty, to grow hairy or mossy, fr. pubes pubes: cf. F. pubescent.] 1. Arrived recently at puberty. [1913 Webster] That . . . the men (are) pubescent at the age of twice seven, is accounted a punctual truth. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. Covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain insects, and the leaves of some plants. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "pubescent": adolescent, attenuate, attenuated, bristly, bushy, cirrose, dainty, delicate, downy, feathery, filmy, fine, fine-drawn, fine-grained, finespun, fleecy, flocculent, flossy, fluffy, furry, fuzzy, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, hairy, hirsute, hispid, lanate, matted, maturescent, nubile, pilose, refined, satin, satiny, shagged, shaggy, silky, smooth, thin-spun, unshorn, velutinous, velvety, wiredrawn, woolly