Für je eine Brut abgelegte Eier (von Vögeln, Insekten u. a.)
ETYM Old Eng. brod, as. brôd; akin to Dutch broed, Old High Germ. bruot, German brut, and also to German brühe broth, Mid. High Germ. brüeje, and perh. to Eng. brawn, breath. Related to Breed.
The young of an animal cared for at one time.
1. The young of an animal or a family of young; especially; the young (as of a bird or insect) hatched or cared for at one time.
2. A group having a common nature or origin.
3. The children of a family.
ETYM Old Eng. cloche, cloke, claw, Scot. clook, cleuck, also Old Eng. cleche claw, clechen, cleken, to seize; cf. AS. gelaeccan (where ge- is a prefix) to seize. Related to Latch a catch.
1. Connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism.
2. The mechanism that operates a clutch, such as a pedal (in a car).
3. A tense critical situation.
4. A number of birds hatched at the same time.
ETYM Old Eng. hacchen, hetchen; akin to German hecken, Dan. hekke; cf. Mid. High Germ. hagen bull; perh. akin to Eng. hatch a half door, and orig. meaning, to produce under a hatch.
To emerge from the eggs; of birds or reptiles.