- a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal.
- such descendants or offspring collectively.
- something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue.
Origin of progeny
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Examples from the Web for progeny
Today, Hatch is a married father of one adopted son, but he longs to connect with his progeny.Today’s Sperm Donor Isn’t a Broke 20-Something
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Downstairs, a band called Def Generation, composed mostly of Neville progeny, is killing the hour before the brothers come on.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou
John Ed Bradley
April 27, 2014
For Gainsbourg, the progeny of two superstars, being cool is the last thing she needs to try to be.Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Raw Performance in ‘Nymphomaniac’ Is Not About the Sex
March 21, 2014
I exist merely as meat for the hungry wolf, an incubator for his progeny and a servant to his needs.Judith Regan: Todd Akin and Republican Men’s World of Unicorns, True Love—and No Rape
August 22, 2012
Socialism is not the father of Canada's success, but its progeny.Don't Credit "Socialism" for Canada's Success
July 18, 2012
Her instinctive fear of the father of her progeny was toning down.White Fang
Progeny of good quality grow up, so to speak, by themselves.The Sexual Question
These he mates, and from their progeny he selects the ones that suit him best.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
It would be out of fashion—Danny's progeny have taken care of that.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
In motive and method it is not business, it is different from trade; for it is a progeny of pity.Is civilization a disease?
- the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc
- a result or outcome
C13: from Latin prōgeniēs lineage; see progenitor
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Word Origin and History for progeny
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- One born of, begotten by, or derived from another; an offspring or descendant.
- Offspring or descendants considered as a group.
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