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English definition of “breed”

breed

noun [C]     /briːd/
B2 a particular type of animal or plant: a breed of dog/cat/horse/sheep/cattle What's your favourite breed of dog/dog breed?Breeds and breedingSpecies and gendersCategories and varieties informal a type of person: Arletty was that rare breed of actress - beautiful, sexy and funny. A new breed of film-maker has taken over Hollywood. Authentic blues singers are a dying breed (= becoming rare) these days.Categories and varietiesSpecies and gendersPeople in general
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