brood [-s] n

OE < Germanic 'heat,' 'warmth,' 'hatching'; see breed, v.

  1. Flock of birds.
  2. Hatch; progeny; nest of baby birds; group of hatchlings; batch of newborn fowls (see Luke 13:34).

brood v

see brood, n. and breed, v.

  1. Reproduce; procreate; multiply; generate species; hatch offspring; [sense play] worry; care; hover; linger; levitate; dwell on something.