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[kuhn-tree-bred] /ˈkʌn triˈbrɛd/
raised or bred in the country.
Origin of country-bred
First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To the simple, country-bred girl Lizzie's room seemed a luxurious one in the glow of the pink-shaded lamp on the center-table.

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • No nose is so green and country-bred that it doesn't sniff the spices of India.

    Chimney-Pot Papers Charles S. Brooks
  • This comes of London Music Halls even to country-bred damsels!

    In Luck at Last Walter Besant
  • I am country-bred, and cherish a preference for the scenes of my childhood.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • I have noticed that town-bred persons as a rule walk much better than country-bred.

  • There is in a country-bred woman's heart a store of surprises, as in some toys.

    Parisians in the Country Honore de Balzac
  • Our country-bred ancestors didn't need a will to leave us those.

    One Way Out William Carleton
  • He was a tall, strong-looking fellow, country-bred, of about twenty-five or six.

    Frank and Fearless Horatio Alger Jr.
  • He certainly never knew much Latin; but he knew all about country things as only a country-bred boy can know about them.

  • The streets appeared to the country-bred youth to teem with life.

    Tom Tufton's Travels Evelyn Everett-Green

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