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- v. Present participle of cross-breed.
- n. a type or instance of breeding separate strains of the same species in order to create new traits.
- n. a type or instance of breeding members of similar albeit distinct species. i.e. horse + donkey = mule
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The crossing of different breeds, stocks, or races of animals; the practice or system of breeding from individuals of different breeds or varieties: the opposite of pure or straight breeding.
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