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crossbreed

verb cross·breed \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbrēd , -ˈbrēd \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of crossbreed

crossbred play \ˈkrȯs-ˌbred, -ˈbred\; crossbreeding
transitive verb
: hybridize, cross; especially : to cross (two varieties or breeds) within the same species
intransitive verb
: to engage in or undergo hybridization

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First Known Use of crossbreed

1675


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crossbreed

noun cross·breed \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbrēd \

Definition of crossbreed

: hybrid

Examples of crossbreed in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of crossbreed from the Web

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First Known Use of crossbreed

1774

crossbreed Synonyms


CROSSBREED Defined for English Language Learners

crossbreed

verb

Definition of crossbreed for English Language Learners

  • : to make two different kinds of animal breed together

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


Medical Dictionary

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crossbreed

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

medical Definition of crossbreed

crossbred play \-ˌbred, -ˈbred\; crossbreeding
transitive verb
: hybridize, cross; especially : to cross (two varieties or breeds) within the same species
intransitive verb
: to engage in or undergo crossing or hybridization

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crossbreed

noun cross·breed \ -ˌbrēd \

medical Definition of crossbreed

: hybrid


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