progeny
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɹɒdʒəni/
  • (GA) enPR: prŏj'ə-nē, IPA: /ˈpɹɑdʒəni/
Noun

progeny

  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.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene iii], page 109 ↗, column 1:
      Beſides, all French and France exclaimes on thee, / Doubting thy Birth and lawfull Progenie. / Who ioyn’ſt thou with, but with a Lordly Nation, / That will not truſt thee, but for profits ſake ?
  3. (countable) A result of a creative effort.
    His dissertation is his most important intellectual progeny to date.
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  • Russian: детище



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