vb, bred , breed*ing vt 1 : to produce (offspring) by hatching or gestation 2 : to propagate (plants or animals) sexually and usu. under controlled conditions 3 a : MATE b : to mate with : INSEMINATE c : IMPREGNATE 1 vi 1 a : to produce offspring by sexual union b : COPULATE, MATE 2 : to propagate animals or plants
n : a group of animals or plants presumably related by descent from common ancestors and visibly similar in most characters : esp : such a group differentiated from the wild type under domestication .
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