Breeding is the reproduction, that is, producing of offspring, usually animals or plants:
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70 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 ... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization.
- (noun): The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring.
Synonyms: reproduction, procreation, facts of life
- (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:
“Civility, which is a disposition to accommodate and oblige others, is essentially the same in every country; but good breeding, as it is called, which is the manner of exerting that disposition, is different in almost every country, and merely local; and every man of sense imitates and conforms to that local good breeding of the place which he is at.”
—Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (16941773)
“Courtesy is breeding. Breeding is an excellent thing. Always remember that.”
—Lillian Hellman (19051984)
“The breeding we give young people is ordinarily but an additional self-love, by which we make them have a better opinion of themselves.”
—François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (16131680)