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Noun: neophyte  'nee-u,fIt
  1. A plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
     
  2. Any new participant in some activity
    - newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, freshman [N. Amer], newbie, entrant, n00b [non-standard], noob [non-standard], newb [non-standard]
     
  3. A new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
    - catechumen

Derived forms: neophytes

Type of: beginner, educatee, flora, initiate, novice, plant, plant life, pupil, rookie, student, tiro, tyro

Encyclopedia: Neophyte