sapling

[ sap-ling ]
/ ˈsæp lɪŋ /

noun

a young tree.
a young person.

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Origin of sapling

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at sap1, -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for sapling

sapling
/ (ˈsæplɪŋ) /

noun

a young tree
literary a youth
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