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1. Synonym(s): litter (2)
2. To ponder anxiously; to meditate morbidly.
The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds hatched at one time and cared for together.
v. brooded, brooding, broods
a. To sit on or hatch eggs.
b. To protect developing eggs or young.
a. To sit on or hatch (eggs).
b. To protect (developing eggs or young).
Kept for breeding: a brood hen.
noun A posse of young birds hatched simultaneously.
noun A popular term for one’s offspring.
verb To ruminate upon something to a morbid degree; to ponder, often melancholily.
offspring or pertaining to offspring.
a mare dedicated to the production of foals.