Definition for NE'O-PHYTE

NE'O-PHYTE, n. [Gr. νεος, new, and φυτον, a plant.]

  1. A new convert or proselyte; a name given by the early Christians to such heathens as had recently embraced the Christian faith, and were considered as regenerated by baptism. Encyc.
  2. A novice; one newly admitted to the order of priest.
  3. A tyro; a beginner in learning.

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