Breeding is the reproduction, that is, producing of offspring, usually animals or plants:
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Some articles on breeding:
... The African Spoonbill begins breeding in the winter, which lasts until spring ... The spoonbill's nest, generally located in trees above water, is built from sticks and reeds and lined with leaves ...
... per cent of the population, however, was engaged in farming and animal breeding ... Animal breeding still dominated the livelihood of the inhabitants ... Rural animal breeding was characterised by economic efficiency ...
... The onset of breeding varies between populations and within populations from year to year ... The eastern cottontail breeding season begins later with higher latitudes and elevations ... than diet has been suggested as a primary factor controlling onset of breeding many studies correlate severe weather with delays in the onset of breeding ...
... The only breeding pair of Golden Eagles in England hatch a chick for the first time in three years at Haweswater ... The first inland breeding of Avocets in modern times takes place at a site in London ... However breeding success at coastal colonies in East Anglia is poor ...
... Nesting tends to take place during the coldest months (July–October), when marine food is at its most abundant and the risk of heat stress to the chicks is decreased ... At this time, breeding colonies consisting of around 12 pairs form ...
More definitions of "breeding":
- (noun): Raising someone to be an accepted member of the community.
Synonyms: bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
- (noun): The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring.
Synonyms: reproduction, procreation, facts of life
- (noun): The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior).
Example: "A woman of breeding and refinement"
Synonyms: education, training
- (adj): Producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring.
Example: "The breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"
Famous quotes containing the word breeding:
“A mans own good breeding is his best security against other peoples ill-manners.”
—Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (16941773)
“We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.”
—A.J. (Arnold Joseph)
“Good breeding ... differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.”
—Thomas Carlyle (17951881)