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[pyoo-ber-yuh-luh nt, -ber-uh-]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. minutely pubescent.
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Also pu·ber·u·lous [pyoo-ber-yuh-luh s, -ber-uh-] /pyuˈbɛr yə ləs, -ˈbɛr ə-/.

Origin of puberulent

1860–65; < Latin pūber- (see puberty) + -ulent
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Historical Examples

  • Puberulent, covered with fine and short or almost imperceptible down.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for puberulent


  1. biology covered with very fine down; finely pubescent
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin pūber
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