top·​cross ˈtäp-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce topcross (audio)
: a cross between a superior or purebred male and inferior female stock to improve the average quality of the progeny
also : the product of such a cross

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of topcross was in 1890

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“Topcross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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