- to crossbreed (a plant or animal).
- to cause to breed together.
- to crossbreed.
- to breed or mate with a closely related individual, as in a small, closed population.
Origin of interbreed
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Examples from the Web for interbred
It is highly probable, however, that after introduction into this country as a domestic animal it has interbred with the Wild Cat.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
Here it may be worth while to say a few words about the general belief that dogs in Alaska are interbred with wolves.Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled
This species and the spotted deer have interbred, and the hybrid progeny survived.
They have interbred with the Arabs to some extent, but have preserved in a marvellous way their individuality as a race.The Black Box
E. Phillips Oppenheim
This animal has bred in captivity, and has also interbred with domestic cattle.
- (intr) to breed within a single family or strain so as to produce particular characteristics in the offspring
- another term for crossbreed (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for interbred
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