suckling

[ suhk-ling ]
/ ˈsʌk lɪŋ /

noun

an infant or a young animal that is not yet weaned.

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Origin of suckling

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at suck, -ling1

Definition for suckling (2 of 2)

Suckling
[ suhk-ling ]
/ ˈsʌk lɪŋ /

noun

Sir John, 1609–42, English poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for suckling (1 of 2)

suckling
/ (ˈsʌklɪŋ) /

noun

an infant or young animal that is still taking milk from the mother
a very young child

Word Origin for suckling

C15: see suck, -ling 1; related to Middle Dutch sūgeling, Middle High German sōgelinc

British Dictionary definitions for suckling (2 of 2)

Suckling
/ (ˈsʌklɪŋ) /

noun

Sir John. 1609–42, English Cavalier poet and dramatist
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