pig·​let | \ ˈpi-glət How to pronounce piglet (audio) \

Definition of piglet

: a small usually young swine

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The trend is unlikely to reverse anytime soon, and piglet prices had more than doubled from a year earlier to 52.93 yuan ($7.50) per kilogram as of last week, the ministry said. Washington Post, "China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures," 13 Sep. 2019 The United States is by far China's largest supplier of whey, which is an important ingredient in piglet feed and difficult to source in large volumes from elsewhere. NBC News, "Trump delays tariff hike on some Chinese goods by two weeks," 12 Sep. 2019 Witness the case of the piglet, an irresistible meal for a predator, who has wandered from his mother and onto a patio, where he’s confronted by a leopard—a blood-chilling sight. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘Rivers of Life: The Nile’ Review: Wildlife Takes Over," 13 June 2019 But boars, sows and piglets have been spotted up and down the road. BostonGlobe.com, "ORANGE, Vt. (AP) — Federal officials are getting involved to round up pigs that escaped from a Vermont farm.," 12 Sep. 2019 There’s perhaps the greatest dress-up montage in movie history, with Mel C as Danny Zuko and Geri as Mel C; there’s Meat Loaf as a bus driver and Roger Moore as a Bond-like villain with a pet piglet. New York Times, "‘Spice World’ & Me," 23 Aug. 2019 The anthropomorphic British piglet is the star of a hugely popular children's cartoon, a recording artist as of Friday and the face of a brand that rakes in more than $1 billion annually, according to Statista. Scottie Andrew And Aj Willingham, CNN, "The internet is going hog wild over Peppa Pig. Here's a brief history of the cartoon pig's life as a meme," 22 July 2019 For animals native to the fairgrounds, Centennial Farm saw the birth of one calf and 10 piglets. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "O.C. Fair draws nearly 1.4 million for ‘Acres of Fun’," 13 Aug. 2019 In the long-running event at the fair, youngsters chased and tried to capture piglets weighing 40 to 60 pounds. USA TODAY, "Titanic auction, Legos, mighty Mississippi: News from around our 50 states," 22 July 2019

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of piglet

: a baby pig


pig·​let | \ ˈpi-glət How to pronounce piglet (audio) \

Kids Definition of piglet

: a baby pig

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