suckling

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suck·ling

noun \ˈsə-kliŋ\

Definition of SUCKLING

:  a young unweaned animal

Origin of SUCKLING

Middle English suklyng, from suken to suck
First Known Use: 13th century

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Suck·ling

biographical name \ˈsə-kliŋ\

Definition of SUCKLING

Sir John 1609–1642 Eng. Cavalier poet

suckling

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In mammals, the drawing of milk into the mouth from the nipple of a mammary gland. In human beings, it is referred to as nursing or breast-feeding. The word also denotes an animal that has not yet been weaned—that is, whose access to milk has not yet been withdrawn, a process that gradually accustoms the young to accept an adult diet.

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