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Progeniture

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Progeniture A begetting, or birth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n progeniture A begetting or birth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Progeniture a begetting
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. progéniture,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—pro, before, genitor, a parent, gignĕre, genitum, to beget.

Usage

In literature:

Something I think of Dickens' own blood passed into this special progeniture of his.
"Life of Charles Dickens" by Frank Marzials
Such taste as hers indicates a refined progeniture.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
The higher oviparous vertebrates, especially the birds, take care of their progeniture for some time after laying.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
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