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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Definitions for unfledged

  1. Lacking the feathers necessary for flight.
  2. Not fully developed; immature.

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Citations for unfledged
It is most likely that this parrot was caught when very young, even possibly unfledged, and was totally nurtured by humans. D'vora Ben Shaul, Jerusalem Post
Some also charge the leaders with sheltering unfledged youth from the real world or, as one public education official quoted in the Washington Post put it, "prolonging a cocoon existence." Helen Mondloch, World and I
Origin of unfledged
Unfledged is from obsolete fledge, "capable of flying; feathered," from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge.