mature

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maple of the Pacific coast of the United States; fruits are white when mature Acer negundo Californicum , California box elder
any mature animal adult
tall-growing pine of eastern North America; bark is brown with longitudinal fissures when mature; valued as a timber tree American white pine , eastern white pine , Pinus strobus , weymouth pine
(Fungi) remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the lower part of the stem annulus
mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus ascocarp
woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture bamboo
mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope) buck
mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle bull
common and widely distributed tall timber pine of western North America having dark green needles in bunches of 2 to 5 and thick bark with dark brown plates when mature bull pine , Pinus ponderosa , ponderosa , ponderosa pine , western yellow pine
tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa bullrush , bulrush , cat's-tail , nailrod , reed mace , reedmace , Typha latifolia
hunt for animals that have been raised on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed for trophy collections canned hunt
mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull' cow
piece of a mature sheep cut of mutton
genus of small bark beetles destructive especially to mature conifers Dendroctonus , genus Dendroctonus
process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage) development , evolution
small genus of large deciduous shrubs having large clusters of winged seeds that turn red as they mature; central and southern China Dipteronia , genus Dipteronia
any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge dishcloth gourd , luffa , rag gourd , sponge gourd , strainer vine
mature female of mammals of which the male is called `buck' doe
painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin dracunculiasis , Guinea worm , Guinea worm disease
mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus erythrocyte , RBC , red blood cell
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