breeding ground

noun

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


BREEDING GROUND Defined for English Language Learners

breeding ground

noun

Definition of breeding ground for English Language Learners

  • : a place where animals go to breed

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



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