breed


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Synonyms for breed

Synonyms for breed

to produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind

to be the biological father of

to bring into existence and foster the development of

a class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members

Synonyms for breed

a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

a special type

Related Words

call forth

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copulate with a female, used especially of horses

have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

References in classic literature ?
I cannot doubt that if other animals and plants, equal in number to our domesticated productions, and belonging to equally diverse classes and countries, were taken from a state of nature, and could be made to breed for an equal number of generations under domestication, they would vary on an average as largely as the parent species of our existing domesticated productions have varied.
Certainly, a breed intermediate between two very distinct breeds could not be got without extreme care and long-continued selection; nor can I find a single case on record of a permanent race having been thus formed.
I have kept every breed which I could purchase or obtain, and have been most kindly favoured with skins from several quarters of the world, more especially by the Hon.
Again, all recent experience shows that it is most difficult to get any wild animal to breed freely under domestication; yet on the hypothesis of the multiple origin of our pigeons, it must be assumed that at least seven or eight species were so thoroughly domesticated in ancient times by half-civilized man, as to be quite prolific under confinement.
It is a fact of some little importance to us, that peculiarities appearing in the males of our domestic breeds are often transmitted either exclusively, or in a much greater degree, to males alone.
The argument mainly relied on by those who believe in the multiple origin of our domestic animals is, that we find in the most ancient records, more especially on the monuments of Egypt, much diversity in the breeds; and that some of the breeds closely resemble, perhaps are identical with, those still existing.
Blyth, whose opinion, from his large and varied stores of knowledge, I should value more than that of almost any one, thinks that all the breeds of poultry have proceeded from the common wild Indian fowl(Gallus bankiva).
The manner of flight differs remarkably; as does in some breeds the voice and disposition.
Moreover, I do not believe that any ornithologist would place the English carrier, the short-faced tumbler, the runt, the barb, pouter, and fantail in the same genus; more especially as in each of these breeds several truly-inherited sub-breeds, or species as he might have called them, could be shown him.
One "Welsh" breed has a direct link to Ireland, another with Norway, suggesting it may have been developed from sheep first brought here by the Vikings.
It explains how to select and manage a species and breed that best suits your particular situation, and discusses options to help ensure the future of your chosen breed.
FORMER WBO lightheavyweight boxing champion Nathan Cleverly has thrown his weight behind Caerphilly-based Hope Rescue and their campaign to provide free neutering for Bull breed dogs in the CF and NP postcode areas.
A HOME-BRED shearling tup born and bred in Northumberland was named overall Breed Champion at this year's Great Yorkshire Show.
In the southern United States, Eastern Spadefoots breed any time of year, whereas further north breeding activity is restricted to the warmer months.
Their DNA is prone to rapid mutation within just a few generations, allowing humans to quickly alter a breed's characteristics with great specificity or create an entirely new breed.