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crossbred

[ kraws-bred, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌbrɛd, ˈkrɒs- /
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adjective

produced by crossbreeding.

noun

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Origin of crossbred

First recorded in 1855–60; cross- + bred
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British Dictionary definitions for crossbred

crossbred
/ (ˈkrɒsˌbrɛd) /

adjective

(of plants or animals) produced as a result of crossbreeding

noun

a crossbred plant or animal, esp an animal resulting from a cross between two pure breedsCompare grade (def. 9), purebred (def. 2)
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