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crossbreed

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verb cross·breed \ˈkrȯs-ˌbrēd, -ˈbrēd\

Simple Definition of crossbreed

  • : to make two different kinds of animal breed together

  • : to mix two kinds of plant to form a new one

Full Definition of crossbreed

cross·bredplay play \-ˌbred, -ˈbred\cross·breed·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  hybridize, cross; especially :  to cross (two varieties or breeds) within the same species

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to engage in or undergo hybridization


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crossbreed

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noun cross·breed \-ˌbrēd\

Definition of crossbreed

  1. :  hybrid



Examples of crossbreed

  1. <a Siamese crossbreed who was atypically black, but had the build and voice of a Siamese>



1774

First Known Use of crossbreed

1774



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