rebreed

verb re·breed \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbrēd \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rebreed

rebred play \(ˌ)rē-ˈbred\; rebreeding; rebreeds
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to breed (an animal or species of animal) for a second or subsequent time
  • The majority of pet rabbits can be safely rebred every 75 to 90 days.
  • —Karen Patry
2 I : to produce offspring by sexual union for a second or subsequent time
  • Cows that are thin … at calving take longer to resume estrous cycles and, therefore, are delayed in their ability to rebreed.
  • —Doug Shepherd

First Known Use of rebreed

1911

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