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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A young mammal that has not been weaned.
  • adj. Unweaned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An infant that is still being breastfed (being suckled) by its mother.
  • n. A young mammal which isn't weaned yet (such as a (foal) (baby horse) that is still being feed milk by its mother (dam).
  • v. Present participle of suckle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young child or animal nursed at the breast.
  • n. A small kind of yellow clover (Trifolium filiforme) common in Southern Europe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A suckler; a young animal not yet weaned.
  • n. The white clover, Trifolium. repens
  • n. the red clover, T. pratense
  • n. the honeysuckle, Lonicera Periclymenum: so called because their flower-tubes are sucked for honey.
  • Sucking, as a young mammal; not yet weaned; hence, figuratively, young and inexperienced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
  • n. a young mammal that has not been weaned
  • n. feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
  • n. an infant considered in relation to its nurse

Etymologies

Middle English suklinge : souken, suken, to suck; see suck + -ling, one that is young; see -ling1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • it's an abstract noun; the root of 'lecher' is 'lick', apparently

    August 5, 2009

  • lecher?

    August 5, 2009