Definition of breeder in English:


Line breaks: breed¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbriːdə


  • 1A person who breeds animals or plants: a dog breeder
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    • Then they can make the genetic material available to nurseries and plant breeders.
    • While genetic diversity may not be the first concern for most farmers, it is for plant breeders and scientists.
    • Plant breeders changed the crop into one grown primarily for the oil and protein in its seed.
  • 1.1An animal that breeds at a particular time or in a particular way: emperor penguins are winter breeders
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    • In animals which are seasonal breeders prolactin shows a seasonal rhythm.
    • Most reports indicated that treatment could increase the pregnancy rates of repeat breeders compared with controls.
    • Rhesus monkeys are seasonal breeders.
  • 1.2 informal , • derogatory (Among homosexuals) a heterosexual person.

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