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Definition of "progeny" []

  • One born of, begotten by, or derived from another; an offspring or a descendant. (noun)
  • Offspring or descendants considered as a group. (noun)
  • A result of creative effort; a product. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "progeny" in a sentence
  • "At least one parent should be a U.S. citizen before the progeny is eligible would be my opinion."
  • "The New York Times in July reported that a handful of breeders in Switzerland, Britain and possibly other countries have imported semen and embryos from cloned animals or their progeny from the United States, seeking to create more consistently plump and productive livestock."
  • "It looks as if the answer you will get is that if an engineer designs an object that is self maintaining, able to supply its own energy needs and has reproductive and information storage capacity, then one will get a succession of progeny from the initial design."