puberulent

adjective

pu·​ber·​u·​lent pyü-ˈber-ə-lənt How to pronounce puberulent (audio)
-yə-lənt
: covered with fine pubescence

Word History

Etymology

Latin puber pubescent + English -ulent (as in pulverulent)

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of puberulent was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Puberulent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puberulent. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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