from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The young of a sheep or goat; a lamb or kid.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The young of sheep or goats; a lamb; a kid; an eanling: sometimes used attributively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A lamb or a kid; an eanling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The newly born
offspringof a goator sheep.
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From yean + -ling.
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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.
brtom commented on the word yeanling
Dislodging from a Region scarce of prey
To gorge the flesh of Lambs or yeanling Kids ...
Milton, Paradise Lost III
December 19, 2006
duckbill commented on the word yeanling
All the yeanlings which were streak’d and pied,
Should fall as Jacob’s hire.
April 19, 2011
qms commented on the word yeanling
When first the spring meadows are greening
The cycle of life shows most meaning.
See four-footed young
Like flowers new sprung,
The foal and the calf and the yeanling.
August 17, 2017