Breed

Breed

, n. 1. A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.
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Twice fifteen thousand hearts of England's breed.
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Greyhounds of the best breed.
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2. Class; sort; kind; -- of men, things, or qualities.
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Are these the breed of wits so wondered at?
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This courtesy is not of the right breed.
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3. A number produced at once; a brood. [Obs.]
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Breed is usually applied to domestic animals; species or variety to wild animals and to plants; and race to men.
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