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crossbreed

[ kraws-breed, kros- ]
/ 藞kr蓴s藢brid, 藞kr蓲s- /
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verb (used with object), cross路bred, cross路breed路ing.
to produce (a hybrid); hybridize.
verb (used without object), cross路bred, cross路breed路ing.
to undertake or engage in hybridizing; hybridize.
noun
an animal or group of animals produced by hybridization; hybrid.
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Origin of crossbreed

First recorded in 1665鈥75; cross- + breed
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British Dictionary definitions for crossbreed

crossbreed
/ (藞kr蓲s藢bri藧d) /

verb -breeds, -breeding or -bred
Also: interbreed to breed (animals or plants) using parents of different races, varieties, breeds, etc
noun
the offspring produced by such a breeding
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Scientific definitions for crossbreed

crossbreed
[ kr么sbr膿d鈥 ]

Verb
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.
Noun
An animal or a plant produced by breeding two animals or plants of different species or varieties; a hybrid.
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