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breednoun [C]

us   /brid/
a particular type of animal or plant: the different breeds of dogs
A breed is also a type of person or thing: Authentic blues singers are a dying breed (= there are not many of them left).

breedverb [I/T]

us   /brid/ past tense and past participle bred /bred/
to keep animals or plants for the purpose of producing young animals or plants, often for chosen qualities: [T] He bred hogs and cows and sold the meat and dairy products.
When animals breed, they reproduce.
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"breed" in British English

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breedverb

uk   /briːd/ us   /briːd/ bred, bred

breednoun [C]

uk   /briːd/ us   /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?
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.

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