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  • n. A chick; a young bird in the downy stage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chick; a young bird in the downy stage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, a chick; a very young bird; a nestling: applied to any bird in the down, or before it has acquired its first full feathering.
  • n. In zoology, the young (embryonic or larval) condition of any animal.

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