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Adjective: broody (broodier,broodiest)  broo-dee
  1. Physiologically ready to incubate eggs
    "a broody hen"
     
  2. Deeply or seriously thoughtful
    "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a broody melancholy young man";
    - brooding, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative
Noun: broody  broo-dee
  1. A domestic hen ready to brood
    - brood hen, broody hen, setting hen, sitter

Derived forms: broodiest, broodies, broodier

See also: oviparous, thoughtful

Type of: biddy, hen

Encyclopedia: Broody