nursling

noun
nurs·​ling | \ ˈnərs-liŋ How to pronounce nursling (audio) \

Definition of nursling

1 : one that is solicitously cared for
2 : a nursing child

First Known Use of nursling

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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nursling

noun
nurs·​ling | \ ˈnər-sliŋ How to pronounce nursling (audio) \

Medical Definition of nursling

: a nursing child

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