Breeder \Breed"er\, n. 1. One who, or that which, breeds, produces, brings up, etc. [1913 Webster]

She was a great breeder. --Dr. A. Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

Italy and Rome have been the best breeders of worthy men. --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

2. A cause. ``The breeder of my sorrow.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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