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weanling

[ween-ling] /ˈwin lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a child or animal newly weaned.
adjective
2.
newly weaned.
Origin of weanling
1525-1535
1525-35; wean + -ling1
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  • She had known that colt from a weanling and to her he had not been an animal, but a personality.

    Destiny Charles Neville Buck
  • The Rani proposed that there might be another performance on the occasion of the first-rice ceremony of the ‘royal’ weanling.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
British Dictionary definitions for weanling

weanling

/ˈwiːnlɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. a child or young animal recently weaned
  2. (as modifier): a weanling calf
Word Origin
C16: from wean1 + -ling1
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