EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sukling, sukeling, sokeling, equivalent to suck +‎ -ling. Cognate with Middle Dutch sogelinc (suckling), Dutch zuigeling (suckling), German Säugling (suckling).

NounEdit

suckling (plural sucklings)

  1. An infant that is still being breastfed (being suckled) by its mother.
  2. A young mammal which isn't weaned yet (such as a (foal) (baby horse) that is still being fed milk by its mother (dam).
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Etymology 2Edit

From suckle +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

suckling

  1. present participle of suckle

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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