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Oxford dictionary definition of the word brood:
1a family of birds or other young animals produced at one hatching or birth:
a brood of chicks
informal a large family of children:
she was brought up as part of a brood of eight
2 [mass noun] bee or wasp larvae.
1 [no object] think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried:
she had brooded over the subject a thousand times
2 [with object] (of a bird) sit on (eggs) to hatch them:
the male pheasant-tailed jacana takes over once the eggs are laid and broods them
(of a fish, frog, or invertebrate) hold (developing eggs) within the body.
(of an animal) kept to be used for breeding:
a brood mare
Old English brōd, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch broed and German Brut, also to breed. The verb was originally used with an object, i.e. ‘to nurse (feelings) in the mind’ (late 16th century), a figurative use of the idea of a hen nursing chicks under her wings