Suckling meaning

sŭklĭng
A young mammal that has not been weaned.
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An infant that is still being breastfed (being suckled) by its mother.
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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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Present participle of suckle.
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Unweaned.
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An unweaned young animal.
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(archaic) An unweaned child.
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(person) 1609-42; Eng. poet.
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Origin of suckling

  • Middle English suklinge souken, suken to suck suck -ling one that is young –ling1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition