crossbred

adjective
bred from parents of different varieties or species
Ant: ↑purebred
Similar to:
See Also: ↑outbred
Attrubites: ↑ancestry, ↑lineage, ↑derivation, ↑filiation

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I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: cross (V) + bred
1. : produced by crossing : hybrid; specifically : produced by interbreeding two pure but different breeds, strains, or varieties
2. : subjected to crossbreeding
II. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
1. : a crossbred individual

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/kraws"bred', kros"-/, adj.
1. produced by crossbreeding.
n.
2. an animal or group of animals produced by hybridization; hybrid.
[1855-60; CROSS- + BRED]

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crossˈbred adjective
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Main Entry:cross

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crossbred adj, always used before a noun

crossbred [=hybrid] sheep/roses

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Main Entry:crossbreed

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • crossbred — adjective Date: 1856 produced by crossbreeding ; hybrid • crossbred noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • crossbred — /kraws bred , kros /, adj. 1. produced by crossbreeding. n. 2. an animal or group of animals produced by hybridization; hybrid. [1855 60; CROSS + BRED] * * * …   Universalium

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  • crossbred — /ˈkrɒsbrɛd/ (say krosbred) adjective 1. produced by crossbreeding. –noun 2. an animal or group of animals produced by hybridisation …   Australian English dictionary

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