• WordNet 3.6
    • n hatchling any recently hatched animal (especially birds)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hatchling A very young fish, usually artificially hatched and not old enough to take care of itself. The young in a fish-hatchery are so called during the period in which they are protected and given prepared food.
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In literature:

William E. Duellman informed me that he observed hatchlings oriented vertically with the tip of the mouth at the surface of the water.
"The Systematics of the Frogs of the Hyla Rubra Group in Middle America" by Juan R. León
Hatchlings that regularly took food in the first month of life ordinarily grew faster than hatchlings that did not eat.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
Hatchling tadpoles have body lengths of 2.6 to 2.7 mm.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
Hatchling tadpoles are active swimmers and have only a small amount of yolk.
"Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala" by William E. Duellman
Hatchlings first appeared from early July to late July in different years; few were recorded in July in some years.
"Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus" by Henry S. Fitch
I have not seen hatchlings from the Colorado River that resemble ANSP 16717.
"North American Recent Soft-shelled Turtles (Family Trionychidae)" by Robert G. Webb

In news:

About 500 hatchlings are being protected from predators at a 5-acre site on the Twentynine Palms base under a partnership between the Marine Corps and UCLA.
Chicks can be colored with nontoxic dye as embryos near the end of incubation or sprayed quickly with a mist as hatchlings.
Sea turtle hatchlings enter Gulf — and oily future.
Kemp's ridley turtle hatchlings are released onto a beach at Padre Island National Seashore in Texas on Monday.
Next Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchling release set Friday at Padre Island National Seashore .
A group of Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings make their way to the water from the Padre Island National Seashore .
Comics editor Amy Lago is leading the personal tour of the United Media premises and I, as the syndicate 's newly signed hatchling talent, marvel at all the beloved icons of commercial empire.
A Kemp's ridley hatchling makes its way to the Gulf of Mexico as it is released Friday at Malaquite Beach.
On Friday night, some of those hatchlings make their way towards their new home.
The commission is investigating where the croc came from, although it likely escaped from a facility or a local breeder , probably as a hatchling.
As we shift from the the nesting season to the hatching season there are many opportunities to see what remains in a sea turtle nest and you never know there may be some live hatchlings.
Saturday's Kemp 's ridley sea turtle hatchling release likely will be the last one of the year.
26th hatchling release of the season.
New moon begins critical time for sea turtle hatchlings.
In desperation, the hatchling calls out to a boat and a plane, and at last, convinced he has found his mother, he climbs onto the teeth of an enormous power shovel .