n. pl. progeny or prog·e·nies
a. The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
b. A child or children of a parent or parents: claimed to be the progeny of the king.
c. A person's descendants considered as a group.
2. A result or product: lies that were the progeny of fear.
[Middle English progeni, from Old French progenie, from Latin prōgeniēs, from prōgignere, to beget; see PROGENITOR.]
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