Definition of piglet in English:



  • A young pig.

    • ‘Everyone seems to adore the babies, particular our very young piglets and our ducklings.’
    • ‘Over the weekend and during the school holidays families can hope that their chosen piglet crosses the line first in the pig races.’
    • ‘Stars of the stamps include a pig and piglets, a Border Collie puppy and a duck and a drake.’
    • ‘Although generating swine clones appears to pose more technical difficulties than bovine clones, once piglets are born, they appear to be healthy.’
    • ‘However, many piglets die from having mommy pig accidentally crush them.’
    • ‘It's worth a look, if only to spot the adorable striped wild piglets!’
    • ‘The British fox is an opportunist predator, which kills poultry, new-born lambs and piglets, as well as young hares and wild ground-nesting birds.’
    • ‘They frequently kill chickens, ducks, and even lambs and piglets.’
    • ‘Children can handle and feed new born calves, piglets, goats, lambs, chicks and rabbits.’
    • ‘Children will also delight in the baby piglets, kittens, ducks, and hens that roam free.’
    • ‘Their pigs forage in fields and woods, their sows only produce two litters of piglets a year and pigs are prepared at the farm butchery, so there's no transport of live animals.’
    • ‘Of course, the piglet, like all animal models, has its limitations, including relative developmental maturity at birth.’
    • ‘The width at the bottom will let the sow be comfortable when lying down and the piglets will be able to reach the teats.’
    • ‘Recent research has shown that yoghurt can cure diarrhea in pigs, one of the main killers of piglets in local farms.’
    • ‘The raptors enjoy a year-round diet of piglets, but also prey on foxes.’
    • ‘For the children a special attraction is the petting zoo allowing them to see and touch foals, piglets, lambs and chicks.’
    • ‘In many areas where there are feral pigs, wild sows and piglets are captured, male shoats castrated, and then the pigs are housed or penned.’
    • ‘The isolated piglets lost more weight than the transported piglets, and their glucose levels were lower.’
    • ‘The only things living were a sow, her piglets, and some hens scratching in the dirt.’
    • ‘The sow is taken away to be made pregnant again, and is forced to produce as many piglets as possible until she is literally exhausted.’
    hog, boar, sow, porker, swine, piglet
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