Examples of breeding in a Sentence
She became involved in the breeding of sled dogs.
His politeness shows good breeding.
a person who lacks breeding
Recent Examples of breeding from the Web
Only pregnant females of this species truly hibernate, but historically, Iceland never had a breeding population.
Officials will be working to eliminate potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes and will also be spraying to control the population.
The displaced can check in at a government hospital, or fill up jerrycans at a water tank, even if the scattered camps are crowded and makeshift, and perfect breeding grounds for diseases such as cholera.
Fiona doesn’t share bloodlines with any jaguars in North America, which puts her at the top of the list in terms of breeding.
Their high breeding rate and lack of natural predators has seen their population explode.
Independent growers have been hoping that both parties—the university and the professors’ firm—continue their breeding efforts aimed at improving California varieties and keeping its strawberries at the forefront of the worldwide market.
Sea lions are also known to be curious, and have circled and investigated divers who stray into their breeding territory.
From botany came the genetics of Mendel and Lamarck, formalizing the patient plant-breeding that created 10,000 years of agriculture.
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First Known Use of breeding
BREEDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of breeding for English Language Learners
: the process by which young animals, birds, etc., are produced by their parents
: the activity of keeping and caring for animals or plants in order to produce more animals or plants of a particular kind
: the way a person was taught in childhood to behave : good manners that come from being raised correctly
BREEDING Defined for Kids
Definition of breeding for Students
: training especially in manners
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