cross-breeding

crossbreed

[kraws-breed, kros-]
verb (used with object), crossbred, crossbreeding.
1.
to produce (a hybrid); hybridize.
verb (used without object), crossbred, crossbreeding.
2.
to undertake or engage in hybridizing; hybridize.
noun
3.
a crossbred.

Origin:
1665–75; cross- + breed

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crossbreed (ˈkrɒsˌbriːd)
 
vb , -breeds, -breeding, -bred
1.  Also: interbreed to breed (animals or plants) using parents of different races, varieties, breeds, etc
 
n
2.  the offspring produced by such a breeding

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crossbreed   (krôs'brēd')  Pronunciation Key 
Verb   To produce a hybrid animal or plant by breeding two animals or two plants of different species or varieties. For example, crossbreeding a male donkey with a female horse will produce a mule.

Noun   An animal or a plant produced by breeding two animals or plants of different species or varieties; a hybrid.
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cross-breeding definition


hybridization.

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