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breeder

[ bree-der ]
/ ˈbri dər /
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noun

an animal, plant, or person that produces offspring or reproduces.
a person who raises animals or plants primarily for breeding purposes.
Also called breeder reactor. Energy. a nuclear reactor in which more fissile material is produced than is consumed.
Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a term used by gay people to refer to a heterosexual person.
Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a term used especially by child-free people to refer to a biological parent.

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Origin of breeder

First recorded in 1525–35; breed + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM breeder

non·breed·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for breeder

breeder
/ (ˈbriːdə) /

noun

a person who breeds plants or animals
something that reproduces, esp to excessrabbits are persistent breeders
an animal kept for breeding purposes
a source or causea breeder of discontent
short for breeder reactor
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