Definition of broodling in English:

broodling

noun

rare
  • A young bird; a nestling:

    ‘her broodlings have hatched’
    • ‘She darted into the midst of the flock of storks, with her four broodlings close beside her.’
    • ‘A tiny feather-stem was made to grow straight out from the broodling's skin.’
    • ‘As she leads, the broodlings will follow.’
    • ‘Closet and pantry were distrained of their rarest delicacies, and the poultry-yard of its fattest broodlings, to furnish a palatable variety for his table.’
    • ‘In her unfledged condition the destruction of the local shelter threatened the death of the broodling.’
    chick, baby bird, fledgling
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Pronunciation

broodling

/ˈbruːdlɪŋ/