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 in a sentence
a breeding ground for seals
The Gulf of Mexico is a breeding ground for hurricanes.
The company's casual atmosphere serves as a breeding ground for innovation.
First Known Use of breeding ground
BREEDING GROUND Defined for English Language Learners
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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