• A developmental phase brought about by the action of hormones as part of the maturing process. For humans, there are three in total.
  • The age at which a person is first capable of sexual reproduction.
  • The period when a plant begins to flower.


  • From Middle English pūbertē, from Old French puberté, from Latin pubertas ("the age of maturity, manhood"), from pubes, puber.

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