Young. n.s. The offspring of animals collectively.
The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo so long,
That it had its head bit off by its young. Shakesp. King Lear.
So many days my ewes have been with young;
So many weeks ere the poor fools will yean. Shakespeare.
The eggs disclos'd their callow young. Milton.
The reason why birds are oviparous, and lay eggs, but do not bring forth their young alive, is because there might be more plenty. More's Antidote against Atheism.
Not so her young; for their unequal line
Was heroes make, half human, half divine;
Their earthly mold obnoxious was to fate,
Th' immortal part assum'd immortal state. Dryden.
Those insects, for whose young nature hath not made provision of sufficient sustenance, do themselves gather and lay up in store for them. Ray on the Creation.