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Topic: CHILDREN

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: progenie, from Latin progenies, from progignere; PROGENITOR

progeny

noun
     
prog‧e‧ny [uncountable]
1 formalSSC the babies of animals or plants [= offspring]
2 someone's children - used humorously [= offspring]:
Sarah with her numerous progeny
3 something that develops from something else
progeny of
Connolly's book is the progeny of an earlier TV series.
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