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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having reached full development; mature.
  • adj. Having full status or rank: a full-fledged lawyer.
  • adj. Having fully developed adult plumage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having all its feathers; able to fly.
  • adj. Having full qualification, credentials or preparation; entire; real.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly; -- of a bird.
  • adj. having gained full status; -- of persons in respect to human roles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fully developed or matured; fully organized and ready for action or use: as, a full-fledged town.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly
  • adj. (of persons, e.g.) having gained full status

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