progeny

A sing-song rhyme may help in remembering the word progeny: "All of you, all of me, together we make progeny." The "you" and "me" can be a man and a woman making a baby, or trees and plants making little offshoots, or progeny of their own.

Synonyms for progeny include "descendants," "product," and "offspring," and the word is applied to more than just living creatures. An idea can give birth to, so to speak, progeny, or similar ideas from the main seed idea; and a suite of products, such as a progeny of handheld applications, can come from a main prototype. Children are progeny of their parents, just as tomatoes are the progeny of plant pairings. Most anything that is the fruit of something planted or seeded is progeny.

DEFINITIONS OF: progeny

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n the immediate descendants of a person

Synonyms:
issue, offspring
Examples:
Esau
(Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage
Types:
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baby
the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
bastard, by-blow, illegitimate, illegitimate child, love child, whoreson
the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
child, kid
a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
eldest, firstborn
the offspring who came first in the order of birth
grandchild
a child of your son or daughter
heir, successor
a person who inherits some title or office
army brat
the child of a career officer of the United States Army
babe, baby, infant
a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
female offspring
a child who is female
granddaughter
a female grandchild
grandson
a male grandchild
great grandchild
a child of your grandson or granddaughter
male offspring, man-child
a child who is male
stepchild
a child of your spouse by a former marriage
Type of:
relation, relative
a person related by blood or marriage
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