Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Breed

1. to produce offspring by hatching or gestation.

2. to propagate sexually and usually under controlled conditions.

3. a group of animals or plants presumably related by descent from common ancestors and visibly similar in most characteristics; especially, such a group under the influence of humans and differentiated from the wild type.

4. a number of persons of the same stock.

5. class; kind.

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