Related formsJu·ve·na·li·an [joo-vuh-ney-lee-uh n] /ˌdʒu vəˈneɪ li ən/, adjective
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  1. ornithol a variant spelling (esp US) of juvenile (def. 4)


  1. Latin name Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ?60–?140 ad, Roman satirist. In his 16 verse satires, he denounced the vices of imperial Rome
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Word Origin and History for juvenal

1580s (n.), 1630s (adj.), from Latin iuvenalis "of or belonging to youth," from iuvenis "a young person" (see young). The Roman satirist is Decimius Junius Juvenalis.

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