crossbreed

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crossbreed \Cross"breed'\ (-br[=e]d'), noun

1. A breed or an animal produced from parents of different breeds; a new variety, as of plants, combining the qualities of two parent varieties or stocks.

2. Anything partaking of the natures of two different things; a hybrid.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

crossbreed

noun

1: (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey" [syn: {hybrid}, {crossbreed}, {cross}]

verb

1: breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed" [syn: {crossbreed}, {cross}, {hybridize}, {hybridise}, {interbreed}]


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