Definition of suckling
: a young unweaned animal
Recent Examples of suckling from the Web
The cochon de lait approximated the whole-roasted suckling pig of rural Louisiana tradition; at Zydeque, it's really pulled pork with a Cajun accent, its edges darkened with a spice-rub developed by Paul Prudhomme's seasoning operation.
That suckling pig? Doused in a Cuban mojo sauce and served with sweet peas and fava beans.
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Origin and Etymology of suckling
Middle English suklyng, from suken to suck
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Suckling
Sir John 1609–1642 English Cavalier poet
SUCKLING Defined for Kids
Definition of suckling for Students
: a young mammal still sucking milk from its mother
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