youngling

[yuhng-ling]
noun
1.
a young person.
2.
anything young, as a young animal.
3.
a novice; a beginner.
adjective
4.
young; youthful.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English yongling, Old English geongling; cognate with Dutch jongeling, German Jüngling. See young, -ling1

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youngling (ˈjʌŋlɪŋ)
 
n
literary
 a.  a young person, animal, or plant
 b.  (as modifier): a youngling brood
 
[Old English geongling]

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Standing only a few feet tall this youngling pads up and hits the pavement rolling at full speed.
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