a place where animals breed or to which they return to breed.
an environment suitable for or fostering the development of an idea, thing, etc.: a breeding ground for violence.
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How to use breeding ground in a sentence
Long bottle-style feeders with yellow plastic flowers around nectar holes are breeding grounds for mold.
They are actually going away from food sources and breeding grounds.Underwater Noise Pollution Is Disrupting Ocean Life—But We Can Fix It | Aryn Baker | February 5, 2021 | Time
Long-distance migrants travel from their breeding grounds in Europe.
This environment has become a breeding ground for false claims.The email security market is littered with false claims. How to fix it | jakemeth | November 27, 2020 | Fortune
In spring when kingfishers arrive on their breeding grounds, males establish their nesting territory.Three love stories about birds that will delight your heart | Laura Erickson | November 6, 2020 | Popular-Science
The absence of law and order creates the perfect breeding ground for revenge.
Of course the Internet, where the cat is king, has proved a fertile breeding ground for these ventures.
Mayor Gardner noted that a lake that had served as a summer breeding ground for migratory cranes recently disappeared.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed | Terry Greene Sterling | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the time, New Orleans was a breeding ground for yellow fever and cholera.
Used, hubcap-free tires are well known to sequester standing water—a perfect breeding ground for the next generation of mosquitos.Chikungunya: The Mosquito-Borne Virus That Contorts Your Limbs | Kent Sepkowitz | March 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It continues until mid-May, by which time the last of the migratory birds will have reached its distant breeding ground.A Bird Calendar for Northern India | Douglas Dewar
What has he ever done, in all his dull days, to make that harmless mind a breeding-ground for every sort of degenerate idea?Witching Hill | E. W. Hornung
It is a breeding-ground for a whole new philosophy of heaven, hell, and the New Haven Railroad.Shandygaff | Christopher Morley
The family is at once the seat of the greatest liberty, and the home and breeding-ground of the greatest tyranny.Happiness as Found in Forethought Minus Fearthought | Horace Fletcher
The Farn Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, are considered to be the extreme southern limit of its breeding-ground.British Birds in their Haunts | Rev. C. A. Johns