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Dictionary definition for: Breed

1. (n) a special lineage; "a breed of Americans"

2. (v) call forth

3. (n) a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats" "he created a new strain of sheep"

4. (v) copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"

5. (n) half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and Indian parents)

6. (v) of plants or animals; "She breeds dogs"

7. (n) a lineage or race of people

8. (v) have young (animals) "pandas rarely breed in captivity"

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