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

  • n. A nurse employed to care for but not breast-feed an infant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A nurse who attends and feeds a child by hand, distinguished from a wet nurse, who suckles it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A nurse who attends and feeds a child by hand; -- in distinction from a wet nurse, who suckles it.
  • n.

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

  • n. a nurse who cares for but does not suckle an infant

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