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Pubescent   Listen
adjective
Pubescent  adj.  
1.
Arrived recently at puberty. "That... the men (are) pubescent at the age of twice seven, is accounted a punctual truth."
2.
Covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain insects, and the leaves of some plants.






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"Pubescent" Quotes from Famous Books



... the choicest subjects for the shrubbery or edges of the woodland path. It is of easy though compact growth, reaching in favourable situations a height of 12 feet, and with ovate leaves that are slightly pubescent. Growing best in good fairly moist loam, where partial shade is afforded, the sides of woodland drives and paths will suit this Allspice well; but it wants plenty of room for branch-development. There are several nursery forms of this shrub, such as C. floridus glaucus, C. floridus asplenifolia, ...
— Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs • A. D. Webster



Words linked to "Pubescent" :   biological science, pubescence, biology, hairy, downy, sericeous, hirsute, haired, immature



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