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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brood \Brood\ (br[=oo]d), n. [OE. brod, AS. br[=o]d; akin to D. broed, OHG. bruot, G. brut, and also to G. br["u]he broth, MHG. br["u]eje, and perh. to E. brawn, breath. Cf. Breed, v. t.] 1. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens. [1913 Webster] As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings. --Luke xiii. 34. [1913 Webster] A hen followed by a brood of ducks. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] 2. The young from the same dam, whether produced at the same time or not; young children of the same mother, especially if nearly of the same age; offspring; progeny; as, a woman with a brood of children. [1913 Webster] The lion roars and gluts his tawny brood. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is bred or produced; breed; species. [1913 Webster] Flocks of the airy brood, (Cranes, geese or long-necked swans). --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores. [1913 Webster] To sit on brood, to ponder. [Poetic] --Shak. [1913 Webster]