weanling
noun Date: circa 1533 a child or animal newly weaned • weanling adjective

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  • Weanling — Wean ling, a. & n. from {Wean}, v. [1913 Webster] The weaning of the whelp is the great test of the skill of the kennel man. J. H. Walsh. [1913 Webster] {Weaning brash}. (Med.) See under {Brash}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weanling — Wean ling, n. [Wean + ling.] A child or animal newly weaned; a wean. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weanling — Wean ling, a. Recently weaned. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weanling — [wēn′liŋ] n. a child or young animal that has just been weaned adj. recently weaned …   English World dictionary

  • Weanling — A weanling is an animal that has just been weaned. The term is usually used to refer to a type of young horse, a foal that has been weaned, usually between the ages of 6 months and a year. Once a year old, the horse is referred to as a… …   Wikipedia

  • weanling — noun a) Any young mammal that has been recently weaned. In developing countries, weanlings are most at risk of malnutrition. b) Specifically, a human child that has been recently weaned. The weanling was sold to the local horse dealer …   Wiktionary

  • weanling — A young animal that has become adjusted to food other than its mother s milk. * * * wean·ling wēn liŋ n a child or animal newly weaned weanling adj * * * wean·ling (wēnґling) 1. recently weaned. 2. a recently weaned human infant or other… …   Medical dictionary

  • weanling — /ween ling/, n. 1. a child or animal newly weaned. adj. 2. newly weaned. [1525 35; WEAN + LING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • weanling — A horse under one years old that has been weaned from his mother …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • weanling — n. child or animal who has recently stopped breastfeeding adj. recently weaned from the mother s milk (of a baby or an animal) …   English contemporary dictionary

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