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

  • noun A young tree.
  • noun A youth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young tree: especially applied to an immature forest-tree when its trunk attains three or four inches in diameter.
  • noun Figuratively A young person.
  • noun A greyhound that has never run in a coursing-match; a young greyhound from the time of whelping to the end of the first season thereafter.

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

  • noun A young tree.

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

  • noun A young tree, but bigger than a seedling.
  • noun figuratively A youngster, especially a male nearing maturity.

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

  • noun young tree

Etymologies

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sap +‎ -ling

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