rearing

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From Middle English rerynge (raising).

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rearing

  1. present participle of rear

Noun[edit]

rearing (plural rearings)

  1. Act of raising young.
    • 1896, The Progressive Bee-keeper, page 320:
      In queening his apiary, he aims to keep about half of the queens of the current season's rearing, and the other of the summer preceding.
    We studied blowfly rearings in various environmental conditions.

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