duckling


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duck·ling

 (dŭk′lĭng)
n.
A young duck.

duckling

(ˈdʌklɪŋ)
n
(Zoology) a young duck

duck•ling

(ˈdʌk lɪŋ)

n.
a young duck.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duckling - flesh of a young domestic duckduckling - flesh of a young domestic duck  
duck - flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
2.duckling - young duck
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Translations
فَرْخ بَط
káčátkokachňátko
ælling
kiskacsa
andarungi
ančiukas
kaczątko
kačiatko
račka
ördek yavrusu

duckling

[ˈdʌklɪŋ] Npatito m

duckling

[ˈdʌklɪŋ] ncaneton mduck pond nmare f aux canards

duckling

nEntenküken, Entlein nt; roast ducklinggebratene junge Ente ? ugly duckling

duckling

[ˈdʌklɪŋ] nanatroccolo

duck2

(dak) plurals ducks ~duck noun
1. a kind of wild or domesticated water-bird with short legs and a broad flat beak.
2. a female duck. See also drake.
3. in cricket, a score of nil by a batsman. He was out for a duck.
ˈduckling (-liŋ) noun
a baby duck.
References in classic literature ?
Aurelia could have understood the feeling of a narrow-minded and conventional hen who has brought a strange, intrepid duckling into the world; but her situation was still more wonderful, for she could only compare her sensations to those of some quiet brown Dorking who has brooded an ordinary egg and hatched a bird of paradise.
In the meantime, outside the palace walls, the poor White Duck swam up and down the pond; and near it laid three eggs, out of which there came one morning two little fluffy ducklings and a little ugly drake.
In the meantime the two little ducklings had fallen asleep, and the little drake lay between them, covered up by their wings, to be kept warm under their feathers.
So she opened the door gently, and seeing the two little ducklings sound asleep, she there and then killed them.
And it was brought to her; and the ducklings and little drake were sprinkled with the water, and from the little dead bodies three lovely children arose.
WHAT a funny sight it is to see a brood of ducklings with a hen
The schooners rocked and dipped at a safe distance, like mother ducks watching their brood, while the dories behaved like mannerless ducklings.
Here and there a cygnet is reared uneasily among the ducklings in the brown pond, and never finds the living stream in fellowship with its own oary-footed kind.
There was watercress soup, and sole, and a delightful omelette stuffed with mushrooms and truffles, and two small rare ducklings, and artichokes, and a dry yellow Rhone wine of which Bartley had always been very fond.
Further out still lay a great merchant-ship, high ended, deep waisted, painted of a canary yellow, and towering above the fishing-boats like a swan among ducklings.
Bynoe shot some very young ducklings as specimens, declared in the most solemn manner, "Oh, Mr.
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