progeny

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From Old French progenie, from Latin prōgeniēs, from prōgignō (beget).

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progeny (countable and uncountable, plural progenies)

  1. (uncountable) Offspring or descendants considered as a group.
    I treasure this five-generation photograph of my great-great grandmother and her progeny.
  2. (uncountable, obsolete) Descent, lineage, ancestry.
  3. (countable) A result of a creative effort.
    His dissertation is his most important intellectual progeny to date.

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