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Definition of breed noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a particular type of animal that has been developed by people in a controlled way, especially a type of dog, cat, or farm animal Labradors and other large breeds of dog a breed of cattle/sheep, etc.
  2. 2[usually singular] a type of person He represents a new breed of politician. Players as skillful as this are a rare breed.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: breed