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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

All the babies in a family. Birds hatched together.

Usage examples (33)
  • The sparrow kept her brood in the nest in the old elm tree.
  • Birds brood
  • The hen with her brood is an accepted model of motherhood in this respect.
  • And the Palin brood doesn’t do Motel 6 and order in pizza. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The woman's "brood" (offspring) "brewed" (simmered) over the imagined offenses of their neighbor.
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