noun Date: 1899 a recently hatched animal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hatchling — (n.) 1854, from HATCH (Cf. hatch) (v.1) + dim. suffix LING (Cf. ling) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hatchling — ► NOUN ▪ a newly hatched young animal …   English terms dictionary

  • hatchling — [hach′liŋ] n. a recently hatched bird, fish, turtle, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Hatchling — In oviparous biology, a hatchling is the newborn of animals that develop and emerge from within hard shell eggs. The offspring of birds are often hatched naked and with their eyes closed. The hatchling relies totally on its parents for feeding… …   Wikipedia

  • hatchling — noun A newly hatched bird, reptile or other animal that has emerged from an egg. The hatchling alligator had just broken out of its shell but was already trying to follow its mother, who hunted hatchling birds …   Wiktionary

  • hatchling — fish larva just out of the egg …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hatchling — /hach ling/, n. a young bird, reptile, or fish recently emerged from an egg. [1895 1900; HATCH1 + LING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hatchling — n. chick which has recently emerged from an egg …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hatchling — noun a newly hatched young animal …   English new terms dictionary

  • hatchling — hatch·ling …   English syllables

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