[ joo-vuh-nl ]
/ ˈdʒu və nl /
the first plumage of birds, composed of contour feathers, which in certain species follows the naked nestling stage and in other species follows the molt of natal down.
Which Came First: Turkey The Bird, Or Turkey The Nation?The republic of Turkey (look north of Egypt, east of Greece) isn't exactly a breeding ground for the bird that Americans associate with Thanksgiving. In fact, the turkey is native to North America ... so, why do they share the same name?
Origin of juvenal plumage
< Latin juvenālis youthful, equivalent to juven(is) young man or woman + -ālis -al1
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