hatchling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hatch +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

hatchling ‎(plural hatchlings)

  1. A newly hatched bird, reptile or other animal that has emerged from an egg.
    The hatchling alligator had just broken out of its shell but was already trying to follow its mother, who hunted hatchling birds.