nu·bile (nbĭl, -bīl′, ny-)
1. Ready for marriage; of a marriageable age or condition. Used of young women.
2. Sexually mature and attractive. Used of young women.
[Latin nūbilis, from nūbere, to take a husband.]
nu·bili·ty (n-bĭlĭ-tē, ny-) n.
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