adjective, brood·i·er, brood·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM broodybrood·i·ness, noun
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Broody hens brought from a distance should be carried in a basket, covered over with a cloth.Poultry|Hugh Piper
There were six, but two of them were broody and went off to steal their nests.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
"Sit thee there as steady as a broody hen; and now let's mak' shift," said the blacksmith.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
When she shows that she is broody and has stopped laying she should be given a sitting of eggs which will consist of 10 or 11.Ducks and Geese|Harry M. Lamon
A broody blackbird 'chinked' anxiously, and a pigeon wheeled aside with a 'swoof.'Lives of the Fur Folk|M. D. Haviland