duckling




A duckling is a baby duck. Ducklings usually learn to swim by following their mother to a body of water.

Ducklings, like all birds, hatch from eggs that are typically laid in a nest. Soon after all the ducklings hatch, the mother duck leads them to water, where most kinds of ducks spend the greater parts of their lives. One of literature’s most famous ducklings is the one in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” — although that duckling, in the end, turned out to be a swan.

Definitions of duckling
  1. noun

    young duck

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    duck

    small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

  2. noun

    flesh of a young domestic duck

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    duck

    flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

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