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- n. parental affection; the instinctive affection which animals have for their young
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Parental affection; the instinctive affection which animals have for their young.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The strong instinctive affection of animals for their young; hence, the attachment of parents for children, or of children for parents; parental or filial love.
From Ancient Greek στοργή (storgē, "love, affection"). (Wiktionary)