suckling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English sukling, sukeling, sokeling, equivalent to suck +‎ -ling. Cognate with Middle Dutch sogelinc (suckling), Dutch zuigeling (suckling), German Säugling (suckling).

Noun[edit]

suckling (plural sucklings)

  1. An infant that is still being breastfed (being suckled) by its mother.
  2. A young mammal which isn't weaned yet (such as a (foal) (baby horse) that is still being fed milk by its mother (dam).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From suckle +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

suckling

  1. present participle of suckle

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967