Associations to the word «Brood»

Pictures for the word «Brood»


BROOD, noun. The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time by the same mother.
BROOD, noun. (uncountable) The young of any egg-laying creature, especially if produced at the same time.
BROOD, noun. 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.
BROOD, noun. The children in one family.
BROOD, noun. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
BROOD, noun. (mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
BROOD, verb. (transitive) To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.
BROOD, verb. (transitive) To protect.
BROOD, verb. (intransitive) To dwell upon moodily and at length.
BROOD MARE, noun. A stud mare, a female horse used for breeding.
BROOD PARASITE, noun. An animal that leaves its eggs in the nest of others to be raised.
BROOD PARASITES, noun. Plural of brood parasite
BROOD POUCH, noun. (zoology) A cavity, in some animals, in which eggs develop and hatch
BROOD POUCH, noun. (zoology) A marsupium
BROOD SOW, noun. A female pig kept for breeding
BROOD SOW, noun. (pejorative) breeder, a woman raising children

Dictionary definition

BROOD, noun. The young of an animal cared for at one time.
BROOD, verb. Think moodily or anxiously about something.
BROOD, verb. Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long".
BROOD, verb. Be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted".
BROOD, verb. Be in a huff; be silent or sullen.
BROOD, verb. Sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs".

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