foundlings


foundlings
found·ling || 'faʊndlɪŋ n. infant or child who has been deserted; child of unknown parentage

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  • foundling hospital — noun a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for • Syn: ↑creche • Hypernyms: ↑hospital, ↑infirmary * * * noun : an institution for foundlings * * * an institutional home for foundlings. [1750 60] *… …   Useful english dictionary

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