fledge

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fledge (third-person singular simple present fledges, present participle fledging, simple past and past participle fledged)

  1. (transitive) To care for a young bird until it is capable of flight.
  2. (intransitive) To grow, cover or be covered with feathers.
  3. (transitive) To decorate with feathers.

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Adjective[edit]

fledge (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly.
    • Milton
      his shoulders, fledge with wings