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

  • noun A newborn infant, especially one less than four weeks old.

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

  • noun A newborn child, especially one less than one month old.

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

  • noun A newborn infant; recently born baby.

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

  • noun a baby from birth to four weeks

Etymologies

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

[neo– + Latin nātus, past participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

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