Definitions

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

  • n. The lower part of the abdomen, especially the region surrounding the external genital organs.
  • n. The hair that appears on this region at puberty.
  • n. Plural of pubis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of pubis.
  • n. Plural form of pube.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. The hair which appears upon the lower part of the hypogastric region at the age of puberty.
  • n. Hence (as more commonly used), the lower part of the hypogastric region; the pubic region.
  • n. The down of plants; a downy or villous substance which grows on plants; pubescence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. . The pubescence or hairiness of the genitals, which appears at puberty.
  • n. Hence The place where hair grows at puberty; the suprapubic or hypogastric region, at, the middle of the lowest part of the abdomen: in women known as the mons, or mons Veneris.
  • n. The pubic bones, or bony framework of the pubes; the underlying skeleton of the pubic region, more fully called os pubis. There being a pair of pubic bones, right and left, each is now called os pubis, plural ossa pubis, or, more frequently, pubis, in the plural pubes. See pubis.
  • n. In botany, same as pubescence, 3.
  • n. Plural of pubis.

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

  • n. the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs

Etymologies

Latin pūbēs.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pubes ("the hair which appears on the body at the age of puberty, the genitals"), from pubes, puber ("grown up, of mature age; of plants, downy, pubescent"); see puberty. (Wiktionary)
see pube (Wiktionary)

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