[ proj-uh-nee ]
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noun,plural prog·e·ny or, for plants or animals, prog·e·nies.
  1. a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal.

  2. such descendants or offspring collectively.

  1. something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue.

Origin of progeny

1250–1300; Middle English progenie<Middle French <Latin prōgeniēs offspring, equivalent to prō-pro-1 + gen-, base of gignere to beget (akin to kin) + -iēs feminine noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for progeny


/ (ˈprɒdʒɪnɪ) /

nounplural -nies
  1. the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc

  2. a result or outcome

Origin of progeny

C13: from Latin prōgeniēs lineage; see progenitor

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