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Family FocusPlay
Use 'brood' when referring to a whole family of young ones together, especially with animals or birds. SlideThe swan led her brood across the pond.
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Numbers ImpliedPlay
'Brood' suggests several offspring, rather than just one or two. SlideThe farmer's proud of his large brood of piglets.
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Not for HumansPlay
While 'brood' can refer to human families, it might feel impersonal or humorous. SlideThey arrived at the picnic with their whole brood in tow.