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hatchling

[hach-ling] /ˈhætʃ lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young bird, reptile, or fish recently emerged from an egg.
Origin of hatchling
1895-1900
1895-1900; hatch1 + -ling1
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hatchling

/ˈhætʃlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young animal that has newly emerged from an egg
Word Origin
C19: from hatch1 + -ling1
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Word Origin and History for hatchling
n.

1854, from hatch (v.1) + diminutive suffix -ling.

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