Definitions

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  • adj. Of a young bird, that has its first flying plumage.
  • n. A juvenal bird.
  • n. A juvenile.

Etymologies

From Latin iuvenālis ("youthful"), from iuvenis ("youth"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I looked again and, now, the two smaller birds were on the back of yet another, medium sized juvenal roadrunner (fifth bird not previously seen).

    mjh's blog — 2009 — December

  • I have been so haunted by diabolical deceptions in this matter, that what do I know but that the devil may assume the form of this rustical juvenal, in order to procure me farther vexation? —

    The Monastery

  • “By Heaven, it cannot!” said the knight, “unless the juvenal hath slain himself and buried himself, in order to place me in the predicament of his murderer.”

    The Monastery

  • “I am she, O most bucolical juvenal, under whose charge are placed the milky mothers of the herd.”

    The Monastery

  • Let it suffice thee, kind juvenal, that thou hast the

    The Monastery

  • Maybe we can all trade our juvenal and childishness for suffering in sconce.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: April 2005 Archives

  • “It is even as the juvenal hath said,” added the masker who spoke first; “Our major devil — for this is but our minor one — is even now at Lucina, fer opem, within that very Tugurium.”

    Kenilworth

  • I spoke it, tender juvenal, as a congruent epitheton appertaining to thy young days, which we may nominate tender.

    Love’s Labour ’s Lost

  • How canst thou part sadness and melancholy, my tender juvenal?

    Love’s Labour ’s Lost

  • I was never manned with an agate till now: but I will inset you neither in gold nor silver, but in vile apparel, and send you back again to your master, for a jewel, — the juvenal, the prince your master, whose chin is not yet fledged.

    The second part of King Henry the Fourth

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  • In birds, the first covering of true feathers following the downy stage.

    October 13, 2007