Definition of duckling in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌklɪŋ


  • 1A young duck.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The flesh of a young duck as food.
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    • 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.

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