offspring

USAGE NOTE
The plural of "offspring" can be "offspring" or "offsprings."
offspring(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal progeny)
a. la cría
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Scientists seek to produce a genetically modified mosquito whose offspring would be infertile.Los científicos buscan producir un mosquito modificado genéticamente cuyas crías serían estériles.
2. (child)
a. el hijo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
My daughter asked me if the elves were Santa's offspring.Mi hija me preguntó si los duendes eran hijos de Santa.
b. la descendencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Ed was found to be sterile and never had any offspring.Se determinó que Ed era estéril y nunca tuvo descendencia.
c. la prole
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Hernan brought his offspring to work with him.Hernán trajo a su prole a trabajar con él.
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offspring
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (young of an animal)
a. la crías
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (children)
a. la hijos mpl, descendencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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offspring [ˈɒfsprɪŋ]
noun
(pl inv) descendencia (f); prole (informal) (f)
to die without offspring morir sin dejar descendencia
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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