Definition of Broods

1. Noun. (plural of brood) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of brood#Verb brood) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Broods

1. brood [v] - See also: brood

Lexicographical Neighbors of Broods

brooder
brooder pneumonia
brooders
broodier
broodies
broodiest
broodily
broodiness
broodinesses
brooding
broodingly
broodings
broodless
broodmare
broodmares
broods (current term)
broodstocks
broody
broody hen
brook lamprey
brook lampreys
brook mint
brook thistle
brook trout
brook trouts
brooked
brookie
brookies

Literary usage of Broods

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Researches on North American Acridiidae by Albert Pitts Morse (1904)
"NUMBER OF broods. Notwithstanding the great length of the season of active life in the Lower Austral zone, there is, so far as I have been able to learn, ..."

2. Field Book of Birds of the Southwestern United States by Roger Tory Peterson, Gilbert Haven Trafton, Luther E. Wyman, Elizabeth F. Burnell (1916)
"Number of broods. The general rule among birds is that one brood is reared each season, but a number of common birds, such as the robin, bluebird, and wren, ..."

3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1895)
"Somewhat common; April to September. Two broods; the pupa hibernates. ... Probably three broods; probably hibernates in the pupa state. ..."

4. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
"The 162 broods studied were taken at random from the field, and therefore ... These 162 broods contained a total of 31001 individuals, or an average of over ..."

5. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"The dread Achilles, range in fight, but now broods in his galleys, sullen, and withdrawn." So from the city's citadel the God Raised his dread voice ..."

6. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"broods or Generations of Insects.—Most insects live one year; hatching from the egg early in the summer, they pass through the larval state, ..."

7. Bird Friends: A Complete Bird Book for Americans by Gilbert Haven Trafton (1916)
"Number of broods. The general rule among birds is that one brood is reared each season, but a number of common birds, such as the robin, bluebird, and wren, ..."

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