Definition of Crossbreed

1. Noun. (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species. "A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

Exact synonyms: Cross, Hybrid
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Specialized synonyms: Dihybrid, Monohybrid
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Derivative terms: Cross, Hybrid, Hybridize



2. Verb. Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties. "These species do not interbreed"
Exact synonyms: Cross, Hybridise, Hybridize, Interbreed
Generic synonyms: Breed
Specialized synonyms: Backcross
Derivative terms: Cross, Cross, Crossing, Hybridisation, Hybrid, Hybrid, Hybridization, Hybridizing, Interbreeding, Interbreeding

Definition of Crossbreed

1. n. A breed or an animal produced from parents of different breeds; a new variety, as of plants, combining the qualities of two parent varieties or stocks.

Definition of Crossbreed

1. Verb. (transitive) To produce (an organism) by the mating of individuals of different breeds, varieties, or species; hybridize. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To mate so as to produce a hybrid; interbreed. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To mate (an organism) with another organism so as to produce a hybrid. ¹

4. Noun. An organism produced by mating of individuals of different varieties or breeds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crossbreed

1. [v -BRED, -BREEDING, -BREEDS]

Medical Definition of Crossbreed

1. Synonym: hybrid. 2. To breed a hybrid. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossbreed

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

Literary usage of Crossbreed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"5. interbreed, mix, crossbreed, intercross (rare), hybridize; spec, cross-fertilize. ... "crossbreed" are often distinguished. cross, a. ..."

2. Famine in Ethiopia: Policy Implications of Coping Failure at National and by Patrick Webb, Joachim Von Braun, Yisehac Yohannes (1992)
"Wagenaar-Brouwer (1986) found that household income was increased threefold by ownership of a crossbreed, because of increased milk and butter sales. ..."

3. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"During the next winter a purchaser of the commercial part of my nurseries, being ignorant of the value of these crossbreed prunes, destroyed sixty or more ..."

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)
"During the next winter a purchaser of the commercial part of my nurseries, being ignorant of the value of these crossbreed prunes, destroyed sixty or more ..."

5. Health in India for British Women, and on the Prevention of Disease in by Edward John Tilt (1875)
"There must be backbone in a crossbreed that in Cuba has for the last ten years kept at bay the armies of Spain, and in that other crossbreed that defeated ..."

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