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fledgling

noun [C] uk ( also fledgeling)   /ˈfledʒ.lɪŋ/ us  
a young bird that has grown feathers and is learning to fly

fledgling

adjective [before noun] uk ( also fledgeling)   /ˈfledʒ.lɪŋ/ us  
new and without experience: The current economic climate is particularly difficult for fledgling businesses.
Translations of “fledgling”
in Spanish pajarito…
in Chinese (Traditional) (學飛的)幼鳥…
in Russian развивающийся, молодой…
in Turkish deneyimsiz, çiçeği burnunda, çok yeni…
in Chinese (Simplified) (学飞的)幼鸟…
in Polish młody, nieopierzony…
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