breeding ground


breeding ground

noun

: a place where animals go to breed

: a place or situation that helps or allows something to grow, develop, etc.

Full Definition of BREEDING GROUND

1
:  the place to which animals go to breed
2
:  a place or set of circumstances suitable for or favorable to growth and development <hurricane breeding grounds>

Examples of BREEDING GROUND

  1. a breeding ground for seals
  2. The Gulf of Mexico is a breeding ground for hurricanes.
  3. The company's casual atmosphere serves as a breeding ground for innovation.

First Known Use of BREEDING GROUND

1630

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