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  • n. Alternative spelling of fledgling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a new member of a group.
  • n. A young bird just fledged.

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

  • n. young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
  • adj. (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers
  • n. any new participant in some activity


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