Definition of duckling in English:

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duckling

Pronunciation: /ˈdəkliNG/

noun

1A young duck.
Example sentences
  • How wonderful it is to see the mother duck struggling to bring up her young brood of ducklings on Clifton Backies.
  • He sings the praises of George, an elderly goose which has apparently taken a family of young ducklings under his wing and regularly helps shepherd them across the road.
  • The final highlight was a mother American Black Duck and her brood of ducklings.
1.1The flesh of a young duck as food.
Example sentences
  • Dishes included Cajun chicken, beef steak and mushroom pot, roast duckling and Cumberland sausage as well as a number of Indian balti offerings and blackboard specials.
  • Mr Maclaine ordered the honey and pepper crusted duckling with a thyme polenta cake and a caramelised pear and vanilla bean béarnaise.
  • In England the most familiar and excellent combination is roast duckling with apple sauce and peas, a dish of the late spring.

Words that rhyme with duckling

buckling, Suckling

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: duck·ling

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