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[n] any mature animal
[n] a fully developed person from maturity onward
[adj] (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"

Misc. Definitions

\A*dult"\, a. [L. adultus, p. p. of adolescere, akin to alere to nourish: cf. F. adulte. See {Adolescent}, {Old}.] Having arrived at maturity, or to full size and strength; matured; as, an adult person or plant; an adult ape; an adult age.
\A*dult"\, n. A person, animal, or plant grown to full size and strength; one who has reached maturity. Note: In the common law, the term is applied to a person who has attained full age or legal majority; in the civil law, to males after the age of fourteen, and to females after twelve.

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