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suck·ling

 (sŭk′lĭng)
n.
A young mammal that has not been weaned.
adj.
Unweaned.

[Middle English suklinge : souken, suken, to suck; see suck + -ling, one that is young; see -ling1.]

suckling

(ˈsʌklɪŋ)
n
1. (Zoology) an infant or young animal that is still taking milk from the mother
2. a very young child
[C15: see suck, -ling1; related to Middle Dutch sūgeling, Middle High German sōgelinc]

Suckling

(ˈsʌklɪŋ)
n
(Biography) Sir John. 1609–42, English Cavalier poet and dramatist

suck•ling

(ˈsʌk lɪŋ)

n.
an infant or a young animal that is not yet weaned.
[1400–50]

Suck•ling

(ˈsʌk lɪŋ)

n.
Sir John, 1609–42, English poet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suckling - English poet and courtier (1609-1642)Suckling - English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
2.suckling - an infant considered in relation to its nurse
babe, baby, infant - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
3.suckling - a young mammal that has not been weaned
young mammal - any immature mammal
4.suckling - feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
Translations

suckling

[ˈsʌklɪŋ] Nmamón/ona m/f
suckling piglechón m, lechoncillo m, cochinillo m

suckling

[ˈsʌklɪŋ] adj [pig, lamb] → de lait suckling pigsuckling pig ncochon m de lait

suckling

n (old)Säugling m; (= animal)Jungtier nt; out of the mouths of babes and sucklings (Bibl) → aus dem Mund von Kindern und Säuglingen; (fig)Kindermund tut Wahrheit kund (Prov)
References in classic literature ?
The lake, as I have hinted, was to a considerable depth exceedingly transparent; and as human infants while suckling will calmly and fixedly gaze away from the breast, as if leading two different lives at the time; and while yet drawing mortal nourishment, be still spiritually feasting upon some unearthly reminiscence; --even so did the young of these whales seem looking up towards us, but not at us, as if we were but a bit of Gulf-weed in their new-born sight.
First, he hunted out the plate containing the fingerprints made by Tom when he was twelve years old, and laid it by itself; then he brought forth the marks made by Tom's baby fingers when he was a suckling of seven months, and placed these two plates with the one containing this subject's newly
She was sitting by the fire, suckling an infant, whose tiny hand she held against her neck.
Bethink thee, if thou dost relapse into thine infidelity, though thou are not so tender as a suckling pig I would I had one to break my fast upon thou art not too tough to be roasted
There were more seals than anything else, forming distinct groups, male and female, the father watching over his family, the mother suckling her little ones, some already strong enough to go a few steps.
Their mother when she had borne them and had done suckling them sent them to the Thrinacian island, which was a long way off, to live there and look after their father's flocks and herds.
Totty, however, had descended from her chair with great swiftness, and was already in retreat towards the dairy with a sort of waddling run, and an amount of fat on the nape of her neck which made her look like the metamorphosis of a white suckling pig.
Even the sight of her in the pasture contentedly suckling the remaining nine did not reassure him.
Tess, with a curiously stealthy yet courageous movement, and with a still rising colour, unfastened her frock and began suckling the child.
Its walls were black before she entered, but in suckling the Child, a drop of her milk fell upon the floor and instantly changed the darkness of the walls to its own snowy hue.
She was suckling a new-born child, and another child, stark naked, was playing at her feet.
At her table there were extra dishes at dinner, and the servants had vodka and roast goose or suckling pig.