Definition of Fully fledged
1. Adjective. (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly.
2. Adjective. (of persons, e.g.) having gained full status. "Sees itself as a fully fledged rival party"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fully Fledged
Literary usage of Fully fledged
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1841)
"Young Male fully fledged. In its second plumage the young male is of a dull green colour, mixed with brown above, greyish-yellow, tinged with green beneath ..."
2. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"I once caught three young eagles of this species, when fully fledged, by having the tree on which their nest was, cut down. It caused great trouble to ..."
3. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"fore the parents drive them off from the nest, they are fully fledged. ... I once caught three young Eagles of this species, when fully fledged, ..."