suckling(redirected from Suckling, Sir John)
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A young mammal that has not been weaned.
[Middle English suklinge : souken, suken, to suck; see suck + -ling, one that is young; see -ling1.]
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]
(Biography) Sir John. 1609–42, English Cavalier poet and dramatist
an infant or a young animal that is not yet weaned.
Sir John, 1609–42, English poet.
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|Noun||1.||Suckling - English poet and courtier (1609-1642)|
|2.||suckling - an infant considered in relation to its nurse|
|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|