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progeny

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noun prog·e·ny \ˈprä-jə-nē\

Simple Definition of progeny

  • : a person who comes from a particular parent or family : the child or descendant of someone

  • : the young of an animal or plant

  • : something that is the product of something else

Full Definition of progeny

plural prog·e·nies

  1. 1 a :  descendants, children b :  offspring of animals or plants

  2. 2 :  outcome, product

  3. 3 :  a body of followers, disciples, or successors

Examples of progeny

  1. Many Americans are the progeny of immigrants.

  2. The small plants are the progeny of an oak tree.

  3. Their work is the progeny of many earlier studies.



Origin of progeny

Middle English progenie, from Anglo-French, from Latin progenies, from progignere


First Known Use: 14th century

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progeny

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noun prog·e·ny \ˈpräj-(ə-)nē\

Medical Definition of progeny

plural prog·e·nies

  1. :  offspring of animals or plants





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