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crossbred

[kraws-bred, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌbrɛd, ˈkrɒs-/
adjective
1.
produced by crossbreeding.
noun
2.
an animal or group of animals produced by hybridization; hybrid.
Origin of crossbred
1855-1860
1855-60; cross- + bred

crossbreed

[kraws-breed, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌbrid, ˈkrɒs-/
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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  • The first test was upon a crossbred sheep with an average fleece.

  • These wools are suitable for almost all classes of Merino and crossbred yarns.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • The problem is essentially the same as that of the substitution of the crossbred for the merino.

    Supply and Demand Hubert D. Henderson
  • In early times it was the almost universal opinion that crossbred stock had more vitality than pure-bred stock.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • Bac an Leth-choin (bark an lechun), Shelf of the crossbred dog.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
British Dictionary definitions for crossbred

crossbred

/ˈkrɒsˌbrɛd/
adjective
1.
(of plants or animals) produced as a result of crossbreeding
noun
2.
a crossbred plant or animal, esp an animal resulting from a cross between two pure breeds Compare grade (sense 9), purebred (sense 2)

crossbreed

/ˈkrɒsˌbriːd/
verb -breeds, -breeding, -bred
1.
Also interbreed. to breed (animals or plants) using parents of different races, varieties, breeds, etc
noun
2.
the offspring produced by such a breeding
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crossbred in Science
crossbreed
  (krôs'brēd')   
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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