- progeny (n.)
- early 14c., from Old French progenie (13c.) and directly from Latin progenies "descendants, offspring, lineage, race, family," from stem of progignere "beget," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + gignere "to produce, beget" (see genus).
- 1. He was surrounded by his numerous progeny.
- 2. Among its many progeny, the 1944 Education Act gave birth to the modern youth service.
- 3. Davis was never loquacious on the subject of his progeny.
- 4. A major barrier to interspecific hybridization is sterility in the F 1 progeny.
- 5. The progeny resembled one of the other of the parents.
[ progeny 造句 ]