Breeder



an animal, plant, or person that produces offspring or reproduces.
a person who raises animals or plants primarily for breeding purposes.
Also called breeder reactor. Energy. a nuclear reactor in which more fissile material is produced than is consumed.
Contemporary Examples

When Did “Married Without Children” Become Gauche? Rachel Shukert November 14, 2008

Historical Examples

Domesticated Animals Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The Economist Xenophon
At the Deathbed of Darwinism Eberhard Dennert
Hamlet William Shakespeare
Practical Angora Goat Raising C. P. Bailey
Mendelism Reginald Crundall Punnett
Beautiful Bulbous Plants John Weathers
Man’s Place in Nature and Other Essays Thomas Henry Huxley
The Peanut Plant B. W. Jones

noun
a person who breeds plants or animals
something that reproduces, esp to excess: rabbits are persistent breeders
an animal kept for breeding purposes
a source or cause: a breeder of discontent
short for breeder reactor
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  • Breeder–reactor

    an animal, plant, or person that produces offspring or reproduces. a person who raises animals or plants primarily for breeding purposes. Also called breeder reactor. Energy. a nuclear reactor in which more fissile material is produced than is consumed. noun a type of nuclear reactor that produces more fissionable material than it consumes Compare converter […]

  • Breeding

    the producing of offspring. the improvement or development of breeds of livestock, as by selective mating and hybridization. Horticulture. the production of new forms by selection, crossing, and hybridizing. training; nurture: He is a man of good breeding. the result of upbringing or training as shown in behavior and manners; manners, especially good manners: You […]



  • Breeding-ground

    a place where animals breed or to which they return to breed. an environment suitable for or fostering the development of an idea, thing, etc.: a breeding ground for violence. Historical Examples Shandygaff Christopher Morley The Last Shot Frederick Palmer Hugh Arthur Christopher Benson Witching Hill E. W. Hornung Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre […]

  • Breeding-plumage

    nuptial plumage. the plumage assumed by a male bird during the courtship period, especially in those species that are more colorful at this period. Historical Examples Birds of Guernsey (1879) Cecil Smith Birds and all Nature, Vol. V, No. 5, May 1899 Various



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