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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pu·bes·cent /-sṇt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pu·bes·cent a.
 1. Arrived recently at puberty.
    That . . . the men (are) pubescent at the age of twice seven, is accounted a punctual truth.   --Sir T. Browne.
 2. Covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain insects, and the leaves of some plants.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 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; "the budding
             breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of
             pubescent boy"
      2: covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
         [syn: downy, puberulent, sericeous]