Definition of rare breed in English:

rare breed

Line breaks: rare breed

noun

  • 1A breed of livestock or poultry that is not associated with large-scale commercial farming, typically one that has traditionally been reared in a particular region: he rears various rare breeds including Gloucester Old Spot pigs [as modifier]: rare breed cattle
    More example sentences
    • The visit included seeing wild boar and rare breed pigs in their natural habitat, including two new litters.
    • Aside from their worth on the plate, rare breed pigs are becoming increasingly popular as pets and hobby herds.
    • On the farm you'll see rare breed pigs rooting around and traditional Red Galloway cattle out to graze or knee-deep in straw.
  • 2A person or thing with characteristics that are uncommon among their kind; a rarity: she’s one of the rare breed of Hollywood stars who tread the fine line between commercial glory and art house credibility
    More example sentences
    • Channon is one of a rare breed who have reached the top in two different sports.
    • Rankin is one of that rare breed of photographers whose pictures have defined the times in which they live.
    • It's a rare breed of player who comes to a club at 12 years old and stays for his whole career.

More definitions of rare breed

Definition of rare breed in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space