What does the expresstion 'fruit of my loins' mean

The phrase "fruit of my loins" refers to one's children. Usage of the term can be traced back to ancient times, first appearing in the King James version of the Bible. On humans, the loins refers to the area between the ribs and the hips. The word loins is now commonly used to refer to the genitals because of their prominence in that region of the body. A loincloth is a garment of clothing which serves to cover only the genitals.
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