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n. pl. progeny or prog·e·nies
a. The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
b. A child or children of a parent or parents: claimed to be the progeny of the king.
c. A person's descendants considered as a group.
2. A result or product: lies that were the progeny of fear.
[Middle English progeni, from Old French progenie, from Latin prōgeniēs, from prōgignere, to beget; see progenitor.]
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n, pl -nies
1. the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc
2. a result or outcome
[C13: from Latin prōgeniēs lineage; see progenitor]
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prog•e•ny(ˈprɒdʒ ə ni)
n., pl. -ny, for plants or animals, -nies.
a. offspring collectively; children.
b. (broadly) descendants.
2. something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue.
[1250–1300; Middle English progenie < Middle French < Latin prōgeniēs offspring =prō- pro-1 + gen-, base of gignere to beget (akin to kin) + -iēs feminine n. suffix]
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|Noun||1.||progeny - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"|
baby - the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"
by-blow, illegitimate, illegitimate child, love child - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
grandchild - a child of your son or daughter
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
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1. children, family, young, issue, offspring, descendants They set aside funds to ensure the welfare of their progeny.
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progeny[ˈprɒdʒɪnɪ] N → progenie f
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n. descendencia, prole.
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