Definition of suckle
1a : to give milk to from the breast or udder a mother suckling her childb : to nurture as if by giving milk from the breast was suckled on pulp magazines
2 : to draw milk from the breast or udder of lambs suckling the ewes
: to draw milk from the breast or udder
Examples of suckle in a Sentence
a cat suckling her kittens
the image of a mother suckling her babe is a standard artistic symbol of maternal love and nurturing
Recent Examples of suckle from the Web
Among the new offerings will be suckling pig and shareable paella.
Some standouts include Sebastian’s Meats that sells suckling pigs and ribs and The Pork Chop Shop for all your pork needs.
Beautifully roasted suckling pigs were carried to a stout side table.
Suckling pig Fergus Henderson, chef of St. John’s restaurant in London, has probably been, at least on the food end of things, the star of the month’s festivities, a smiling, bespectacled presence responsible for astounding feats of carnivorousness.
No one is going to serve roast suckling pig or goblets of mead — or any other food —
No one is going to serve roast suckling pig or goblets of mead — or any other food — but there will be plenty to see, smell and touch at this culinary-themed family festival.
Think seafood towers, traditional caviar service, whole loups de mer and suckling pigs, and much more, including dramatic sweets.
The five-course dinner from executive chef Blaine Staniford will feature house-cured and smoked meats and fish, dry-aged duck, suckling pig, Wagyu beef strip and zinfandel poached cherry cheesecake (7 p.m., $135 per person).
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Origin and Etymology of suckle
Middle English suklen, probably back-formation from suklyng
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SUCKLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suckle for English Language Learners
: to give (a baby or young animal) milk from a breast or from an udder
SUCKLE Defined for Kids
Definition of suckle for Students
: to feed from the breast or udder
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