suckling

noun suck·ling \ ˈsə-kliŋ \
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of suckling

: a young unweaned animal

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Origin and Etymology of suckling

Middle English suklyng, from suken to suck


Suckling

biographical name Suck·ling \ ˈsə-kliŋ \

Definition of Suckling

Sir John 1609–1642 English Cavalier poet


SUCKLING Defined for Kids

suckling

noun suck·ling \ ˈsə-kliŋ \

Definition of suckling for Students

: a young mammal still sucking milk from its mother


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