Descendants vs Brood - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Descendants is a related term of brood.
As nouns the difference between descendants and brood
is that descendants
is while brood
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
(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.
- As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings.
(mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
- Flocks of the airy brood , / (Cranes, geese or long-necked swans).
* flock, litter, young, get, issue, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, kin
To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.
- In some species of birds, both the mother and father brood the eggs.
To dwell upon moodily and at length.
- Under the rock was a midshipman fish, brooding a mass of eggs.
* Nathaniel Hawthorne
- He sat brooding about the upcoming battle, fearing the outcome.
- Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt like one who has evoked a spirit.
- when with downcast eyes we muse and brood