Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The first of a kind or category.
  • noun A firstborn offspring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The first produce or offspring: applied to beasts.
  • noun The thing first thought or done.
  • First produced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Firstborn.
  • noun The first produce or offspring; -- said of animals, especially domestic animals.
  • noun The thing first thought or done.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The first produce or result, notably firstborn offspring.
  • noun The first of a class or kind
  • noun The thing first thought or done.
  • adjective Firstborn.

Etymologies

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first + -ling

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