home·​bred | \ˈhōm-ˈbred \

Definition of homebred 

: produced at home : indigenous

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Katherine Ball's homebred Julerette, a winner of three straight races, will make her Maryland debut as the 2-1 program favorite in the $100,000 Nellie Morse. baltimoresun.com, "Digest (Jan. 25): Maryland to host walk-on football tryouts," 25 Jan. 2018 Now, many of the same countries that finally found the power to determine their own fate some three decades ago are voluntarily surrendering it to a homebred flavor of suppression. Yascha Mounk, Slate Magazine, "The Czech Trump," 11 Oct. 2017 Horse racing: Despite a slow break and a surface that had not previously been to his liking, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone's homebred Special Envoy won the $75,000 Hansel at Laurel Park by 81/4 lengths. baltimoresun.com, "Digest: Anderson beats Sock, will face Zverev in Citi Open men's final," 5 Aug. 2017 In the Lake George, Patricia Moseley's homebred Proctor's Ledge picked up her first stakes win with a late-running 13/4-length victory over Party Boat. courant.com, "Regional Digest: Dream It Is, Proctor's Ledge Win At Saratoga," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of homebred

circa 1560, in the meaning defined above

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