adult


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adult \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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adult \A*dult"\, n.
   A person, animal, or plant grown to full size and strength;
   one who has reached maturity.
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   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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