from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young animal, such as a lamb or calf, fattened for slaughter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young animal (especially a calf or lamb) which has been fattened for slaughter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A calf, lamb, kid, or other young animal fattened for slaughter; a fat animal; -- said of such animals as are used for food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lamb, kid, or other young animal fattened for slaughter; a fat animal: applied to quadrupeds the flesh of which is used for food.
- Fat; fleshy.
fat + -ling (Wiktionary)