Definition of progeny noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈprɒdʒəni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːdʒəni//
[plural] (formal or humorous)
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a person’s children; the young of animals and plants He was surrounded by his numerous progeny. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French progenie, from Latin progenies, from progignere ‘beget’, from pro- ‘forward’ + gignere ‘beget’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: progeny