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Middle English progeni from Old French progenie from Latin prōgeniēs from prōgignere to beget progenitor
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French progenie, from Latin progenies.
Having crossed yellow and green seeded peas both ways, he found that the progeny resulted in all yellow coloured seeds.
The principle on which the work is based is that plants have their individualities and tend to transmit them to their progeny.
Hybrid plants may be again crossed, or even re-hybridized, so as to produce a progeny of very mixed parentage.
Among primitive savage races abortion is practised to a far less extent than infanticide, which offers a simpler way of getting rid of inconvenient progeny.
The elder Darer was an esteemed craftsman and pious citizen, sometimes, as was natural, straitened in means by the pressure of his numerous progeny.
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