My husband, a born and bred New York Jew, could not resist having a bit of fun with him.
For me, it bred the question of what nature and nurture can really do to someone.
His connection to Norway comes from having taught the occasional course there, which bred contacts with the journal.
In the original Marvel comic books, the Mandarin was born and bred in China, a descendant of Genghis Khan no less.
DAP bred their horses at Harris Farm, in Coalinga, Calif., another peculiar decision.
The chief source of income in Ireland came from the pasture lands on which cattle were bred.
And as for dealing with it, the good detective is born and bred to it.
Never were there bred men of such large and heroic mould as the men of to-day.
A cheery sight it was, too, for one bred as I had been to the company of women.
But can you use different animals for the same purpose, unless they are bred and fed in the same way?
Old English bredan "bring young to birth, carry," also "cherish, keep warm," from West Germanic *brodjan (cf. Old High German bruoten, German brüten "to brood, hatch"), from *brod- "fetus, hatchling," from PIE *bhreue- "burn, heat" (see brood (n.)). Original notion of the word was incubation, warming to hatch. Sense of "grow up, be reared" (in a clan, etc.) is late 14c. Related: Bred; breeding.
"race, lineage, stock" (originally of animals), 1550s, from breed (v.). Of persons, from 1590s. Meaning "kind, species" is from 1580s.
Noun A group of organisms having common ancestors and sharing certain traits that are not shared with other members of the same species. Breeds are usually produced by mating selected parents.