suckling

noun
suck·​ling | \ ˈsə-kliŋ How to pronounce suckling (audio) \

Definition of suckling

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a young unweaned animal

Suckling

biographical name
Suck·​ling | \ ˈsə-kliŋ How to pronounce Suckling (audio) \

Definition of Suckling (Entry 2 of 2)

Sir John 1609–1642 English Cavalier poet

Examples of suckling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On the menu are ham croquettes, Segovian-style suckling-pig empanadas, seafood fritters, octopus and filet mignon. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2020 Dishes like fatty ox tartare topped with white truffle shavings and wisps of blue cheese, slow-roasted suckling pig dotted with creme fraiche, and aromatic black rice infused with squid brought the bold flavors of Spain into sharp focus. Amy Tara Koch, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2019 Case in point: soppable escabeche like abuela used to make, and a peerless rendition of Castilian roast suckling pig that defies physics with its weightless, so-crisp-it-shatters skin. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Feb. 2020 Dishes like fatty ox tartare topped with white truffle shavings and wisps of blue cheese, slow-roasted suckling pig dotted with creme fraiche, and aromatic black rice infused with squid brought the bold flavors of Spain into sharp focus. Amy Tara Koch, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2019 Dishes like fatty ox tartare topped with white truffle shavings and wisps of blue cheese, slow-roasted suckling pig dotted with creme fraiche, and aromatic black rice infused with squid brought the bold flavors of Spain into sharp focus. Amy Tara Koch, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2019 Dishes like fatty ox tartare topped with white truffle shavings and wisps of blue cheese, slow-roasted suckling pig dotted with creme fraiche, and aromatic black rice infused with squid brought the bold flavors of Spain into sharp focus. Amy Tara Koch, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2019 Dishes like fatty ox tartare topped with white truffle shavings and wisps of blue cheese, slow-roasted suckling pig dotted with creme fraiche, and aromatic black rice infused with squid brought the bold flavors of Spain into sharp focus. Amy Tara Koch, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2019 Dishes like fatty ox tartare topped with white truffle shavings and wisps of blue cheese, slow-roasted suckling pig dotted with creme fraiche, and aromatic black rice infused with squid brought the bold flavors of Spain into sharp focus. Amy Tara Koch, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of suckling

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for suckling

Noun

Middle English suklyng, from suken to suck

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“Suckling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suckling. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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suckling

noun
suck·​ling | \ ˈsə-kliŋ How to pronounce suckling (audio) \

Kids Definition of suckling

: a young mammal still sucking milk from its mother

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