weanling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wean +‎ -ling

Noun[edit]

weanling (plural weanlings)

  1. Any young mammal that has been recently weaned.
  2. Specifically, a human child that has been recently weaned.
    In developing countries, weanlings are most at risk of malnutrition.
  3. Specifically, a young horse that has been weaned from its mother, but is less than one year old (usually 5-12 months old).
    The weanling was sold to the local horse dealer