Meaning of self-bred in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈbrɛd/


  • 1That is generated by a person himself or herself.

  • 2Of domestic animals and livestock: bred by the owner; not acquired from another breeder.

  • 3Botany
    Of a plant, strain, seed, etc.: derived from self-fertilized flowers; not cross-bred.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Philip Sidney (1554–1586), author and courtier. From self- + bred.