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asparagus a plant related to the lily, whose young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. The shoots are shaped like spears with scaly leaves at the tip.
baby a very young girl or boy; infant. [2/6 definitions]
barnacle a small sea animal that attaches its shell to rocks, the bottom of ships, docks, and other objects in shallow parts of the ocean. Barnacles float freely in the ocean when they are young. They develop shells with sharp edges as adults. Barnacles are kinds of crustaceans.
barren incapable of conceiving and bearing young; sterile. [1/2 definitions]
brood a group of young birds or other animals hatched or born at the same time to one mother. [1/4 definitions]
bunny (informal) an animal with long ears, a short tail, and soft fur; a young rabbit.
calf1 a young cow or bull. A young whale, seal, or elephant is also known as a calf. [1/2 definitions]
cattle large mammals raised on farms or ranches for their milk or meat. Female cattle are called cows. Male cattle are called steers or bulls. Young cattle are called calves. The ox and the yak are kinds of cattle.
chaperone an adult who goes along with young people in a social situation to make sure they behave properly and are safe.
chick a bird that has just hatched or a young bird, especially a young chicken.
child a young human; baby. [1/2 definitions]
cocoon a covering made by young insects and some other arthropods to protect themselves while they change from a pupa into an adult. Some spiders make cocoons to hide their eggs.
colt a young male horse, donkey, zebra, or related animal, usually one that is less than four years old.
cot1 a British word for a bed with high sides for an infant or young child. Cot has the same meaning as crib. [1/2 definitions]
crib a bed with high sides for a baby or young child. [1/3 definitions]
cub the young offspring of some carnivorous mammals, such as the bear, lion, and wolf.
curfew a rule or law that sets a time after which everyone must be off the street and inside for the night. Curfews sometimes apply only to a particular group, such as young people.
cygnet a young swan.
day care care during the day in a home or day-care center for children too young for school or older children after school or during vacation. Day care may also offer care for elderly or disabled people.
down2 fine, soft, fuzzy feathers. Down covers young birds. Down is also found underneath the outside feathers of some adult birds.
duckling a young duck.