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nursling

or nurse·ling

[ nurs-ling ]
/ ˈnɜrs lɪŋ /
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noun
an infant, child, or young animal being nursed or being cared for by a nurse.
any person or thing under fostering care, influences, or conditions.
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Origin of nursling

First recorded in 1550–60; nurse + -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for nursling

nursling

nurseling

/ (ˈnɜːslɪŋ) /

noun
a child or young animal that is being suckled, nursed, or fostered
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