Home-bred
Home-bred Home"-bred`, a. 1. Bred at home; domestic; not foreign. `` Home-bred mischief.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Benignity and home-bred sense. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. Not polished; rude; uncultivated. [1913 Webster]

Only to me home-bred youths belong. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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