Descendants vs Brood - What's the difference?

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Descendants is a related term of brood.

As nouns the difference between descendants and brood

is that descendants is while brood is .




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    (en noun)
  • The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time by the same mother.
  • * Bible, Luke xiii. 34
  • As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings.
  • (uncountable) The young of any egg-laying creature, especially if produced at the same time.
  • The eggs and larvae of social insects such as bees, ants and some wasps, especially when gathered together in special brood chambers or combs within the colony.
  • The children in one family.
  • That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
  • * Chapman
  • Flocks of the airy brood , / (Cranes, geese or long-necked swans).
  • (mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
  • See also

    * flock, litter, young, get, issue, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, kin * cicada


    (en verb)
  • To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.
  • In some species of birds, both the mother and father brood the eggs.
  • To protect.
  • Under the rock was a midshipman fish, brooding a mass of eggs.
  • To dwell upon moodily and at length.
  • He sat brooding about the upcoming battle, fearing the outcome.
  • * Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt like one who has evoked a spirit.
  • * Tennyson
  • when with downcast eyes we muse and brood


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