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breed

2 noun
     
Related topics: Biology
breed2 [countable]
1 a type of animal that is kept as a pet or on a farm
breed of
Spaniels are my favourite breed of dog.
2 a particular kind of person or type of thing:
Real cowboys are a dying breed (=not many exist anymore).
Dodd was one of that rare breed (=there are not many of them) who could make the game of football look simple.
breed of
a new breed of international criminal

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