cross-breed

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

cross- +‎ breed

Verb[edit]

cross-breed (third-person singular simple present cross-breeds, present participle cross-breeding, simple past and past participle cross-bred)

  1. To breed separate strains of the same species in order to create new traits.
  2. To breed members of similar albeit distinct species, for example, horse X donkey = mule

Adjective[edit]

cross-breed (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the offspring produced by cross-breeding.

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Noun[edit]

cross-breed (plural cross-breeds)

  1. An offspring produced by cross-breeding.