Definition of "suckling" [suck•ling]

  • A young mammal that has not been weaned. (noun)
  • Unweaned. (adjective)

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Use "suckling" in a sentence
  • "The father took the formula home and soon came the sounds the distraught parents had so longed to hear: normal suckling from a contented baby."
  • "Particularly at one sandwich that referred to an ingredient called suckling pig."
  • "I did not like being described as a suckling, but every lot has its crumpled rose-leaf, and in all other respects the report of the elders was a triumph."