progeny

Progeny means "offspring" or "children." You and your brothers are the progeny of your parents, and your cat's new litter of kittens is her progeny.

Synonyms for progeny include descendants, product, and offspring, so you're also your grandparents' and great-grandparents' progeny. And, if your pet goat has babies every spring, you'll get to raise dozens of her progeny. Plants have progeny too — blow the fluffy seeds of a dandelion in your yard and its progeny can multiply, summer after summer, until your lawn is full of cheerful yellow flowers.

Definitions of progeny
  1. noun
    the immediate descendants of a person
    synonyms: issue, offspring
    see moresee less
    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:
    show 14 types...
    hide 14 types...
    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
Word Family