Definitions

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

  • n. The young of a sheep or goat; a lamb or kid.
  • adj. Newly born; infant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The newly born offspring of a goat or sheep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lamb or a kid; an eanling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The young of sheep or goats; a lamb; a kid; an eanling: sometimes used attributively.

Etymologies

From yean +‎ -ling. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He could have flung himself at Mme. de Beauseant’s feet; he longed for the power of the devil if he could snatch her away and hide her in his heart, as an eagle snatches up some white yeanling from the plains and bears it to its eyrie.

    Father Goriot

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  • All the yeanlings which were streak’d and pied,
    Should fall as Jacob’s hire.
    Shakespeare.

    April 19, 2011

  • Dislodging from a Region scarce of prey
    To gorge the flesh of Lambs or yeanling Kids ...

    Milton, Paradise Lost III

    December 19, 2006