Broodiness



moody; gloomy.
inclined to sit on eggs:
a broody hen.
Historical Examples

The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon

adjective broodier, broodiest
moody; meditative; introspective
(of poultry) wishing to sit on or hatch eggs
(informal) (of a woman) wishing to have a baby of her own
adj.

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