nursling

nursling

[nurs-ling]
noun
1.
an infant, child, or young animal being nursed or being cared for by a nurse.
2.
any person or thing under fostering care, influences, or conditions.
Also, nurseling.


Origin:
1550–60; nurse + -ling1

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nursling or nurseling (ˈnɜːslɪŋ)
 
n
a child or young animal that is being suckled, nursed, or fostered
 
nurseling or nurseling
 
n

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