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suckling

noun [C], adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈsʌk.lɪŋ/ /ˈ-l̩.ɪŋ/ old-fashioned us  
(an animal that is) still young enough to be drinking milk from its mother: The main course of the feast was roast suckling pig.Animal young
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