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duckling

[duhk-ling] /ˈdʌk lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young duck.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see duck1, -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for ducklings

duckling

/ˈdʌklɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young duck
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Word Origin and History for ducklings

duckling

n.

mid-15c., dookelynge, from duck (n.) + -ling. The ugly duckling is from Hans Christian Andersen's tale (1843 in Danish, by 1846 in English).

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