- produced by crossbreeding.
- an animal or group of animals produced by hybridization; hybrid.
Origin of crossbred
- to produce (a hybrid); hybridize.
- to undertake or engage in hybridizing; hybridize.
- a crossbred.
Origin of crossbreed
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Examples from the Web for crossbred
The most fit are crossbred—chunks of their code are swapped, creating a new generation.This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection
February 1, 2014
These wools are suitable for almost all classes of Merino and crossbred yarns.Textiles
William H. Dooley
Bac an Leth-choin (bark an lechun), Shelf of the crossbred dog.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire
John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
The first test was upon a crossbred sheep with an average fleece.The Little Gleaner, Vol. X.
The problem is essentially the same as that of the substitution of the crossbred for the merino.Supply and Demand
Hubert D. Henderson
In early times it was the almost universal opinion that crossbred stock had more vitality than pure-bred stock.Our Domestic Birds
John H. Robinson
- (of plants or animals) produced as a result of crossbreeding
- Also: interbreed to breed (animals or plants) using parents of different races, varieties, breeds, etc
- the offspring produced by such a breeding
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- To produce a hybrid animal or plant by breeding two animals or two plants of different species or varieties. For example, crossbreeding a male donkey with a female horse will produce a mule.
- An animal or a plant produced by breeding two animals or plants of different species or varieties; a hybrid.
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