Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
early 15c., Middle French pubescence, from Medieval Latin pubescentia, noun of state from Latin pubescentem (nominative pubescens), present participle of pubescere "grow up; ripen, come to maturity; reach the age of puberty, arrive at puberty," from pubes "adult, full-grown" (see puberty).
1610s, a back-formation from pubescence, or else from French pubescent (early 16c.) or directly from Latin pubescentem (nominative pubescens), present participle of pubescere "to reach puberty" (see pubescence).
pubescence pu·bes·cence (pyōō-běs'əns)
The state of being pubescent.
The attainment or onset of puberty.
The presence of downy or fine short hair.
pubescent pu·bes·cent (pyōō-běs'ənt)
Reaching or having reached puberty.
Covered with fine short hairs.