Definition of Crossbred

1. Adjective. Bred from parents of different varieties or species.




Definition of Crossbred

1. a. Produced by mixing distinct breeds; mongrel.

Definition of Crossbred

1. Adjective. Produced by breeding from two breeds, varieties or species. ¹

2. Verb. (past of crossbreed) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crossbred

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossbred

crossbirths
crossbit
crossbite
crossbite teeth
crossbites
crossbody
crossbones
crossborder
crossbow
crossbower
crossbowers
crossbowman
crossbowmen
crossbows
crossbracing
crossbred (current term)
crossbreds
crossbreed
crossbreeder
crossbreeders
crossbreeding
crossbreeds
crossbuck
crossbucks
crosscap
crosscaps
crosscheck
crosschecked
crosschecking
crosschecks

Literary usage of Crossbred

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1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1920)
"The eight months butter-fat percentage of crossbred No. ... crossbred No. 22 is 0.299 per cent of butter-fat less than her dam and 0.140 per cent more than ..."

2. Cooperative Dairy Development in Karnataka, India: An Assessment by Harold Alderman (1987)
"The indigenous cow is being replaced by both crossbred cows and by buffalo. However, the adoption of crossbred cows has not accelerated with the length of ..."

3. Famine in Ethiopia: Policy Implications of Coping Failure at National and by Patrick Webb, Joachim Von Braun, Yisehac Yohannes (1992)
"... services available through the Ministry of Agriculture. Such services were minimal. Table 40—Monthly spending on additional feed for crossbred cows in ..."

4. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"This also is a mammoth This was another of the crossbred raspberries originated bright red berrg. It combines the flavors of the Gregg and the Shaffer"s ..."

5. Management Guidelines for Efficient Sheep Production by G. E. Ricketts (1993)
"crossbred lambs from straight- bred parents usually gain more rapidly than the ... Moreover, crossbred lambs are usually more hardy and vigorous and have a ..."

6. Statistics by New South Wales Bureau of Statistics and Economics, New South Wales Bureau of Statistics, Edith Cowan University, Edith Cowan University Dept. of Institutional Research and Statistics (1904)
"Ths wool imported into G re« t Britain from the Argentine during the year 1903 was made up of 65 per cent crossbred and 35 per cent, merino. ..."

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