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interbreed

[ in-ter-breed ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈbrid /
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verb (used with object), in·ter·bred, in·ter·breed·ing.
to crossbreed (a plant or animal).
to cause to breed together.
verb (used without object), in·ter·bred, in·ter·breed·ing.
to crossbreed.
to breed or mate with a closely related individual, as in a small, closed population.
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Origin of interbreed

First recorded in 1855–60; inter- + breed
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British Dictionary definitions for interbreed

interbreed
/ (ˌɪntəˈbriːd) /

verb -breeds, -breeding or -bred
(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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