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breeding ground

noun

Simple Definition of breeding ground

  • : a place where animals go to breed

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of breeding ground

  1. 1 :  the place to which animals go to breed

  2. 2 :  a place or set of circumstances suitable for or favorable to growth and development <hurricane breeding grounds>

Examples of breeding ground in a sentence

  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.



1630

First Known Use of breeding ground

1630


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