noun[treated as singular or plural]
- A descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring: shorthorn cattle are highly effective in bestowing their characteristics on their progenyMore example sentences
- Chromosome counting was carried out on the 16 aberrant plants of the 1999 progeny.
- While performing this experiment, we discovered almost a hundred sources of male sterile cytoplasm, which were distinguished by their overwhelming frequency of male sterile plants in segregating test progenies.
- Among these viable progenies, plants with 28 chromosomes (13 ring bivalent + 1 rod bivalent) were identified.
Middle English: from Old French progenie, from Latin progenies, from progignere 'beget' (see progenitor).