Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To produce (an organism) by the mating of individuals of different breeds, varieties, or species; hybridize.
  • intransitive v. To mate so as to produce a hybrid; interbreed.
  • n. An organism produced by mating of individuals of different varieties or breeds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To produce (an organism) by the mating of individuals of different breeds, varieties, or species; hybridize.
  • v. To mate so as to produce a hybrid; interbreed.
  • v. To mate (an organism) with another organism so as to produce a hybrid.
  • n. An organism produced by mating of individuals of different varieties or breeds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See in the Vocabulary.
  • n. A breed or an animal produced from parents of different breeds; a new variety, as of plants, combining the qualities of two parent varieties or stocks.
  • n. Anything partaking of the natures of two different things; a hybrid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A class or strain of animals produced by cross-breeding, or of plants resulting from hybridization; a mongrel or hybrid breed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
  • n. (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species

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Examples

  • The crossbreed is a good woman who goes bad or a bad woman who goes good.

    The Women’s Room

  • Franzone said pushing the auction back is causing other aspects of Maryland's racing industry to be put on hold - namely a crossbreed simulcast agreement between the thoroughbred industry and the Standardbred industry that would allow tracks on both sides to take bets on the other's races.

    Maryland Daily Record

  • The two winged creatures came to a landing: Che and some kind of crossbreed centaur female.

    Stork Naked

  • "But what kind of crossbreed wouldn't fit on a world like this?"

    Zombie Lover

  • "Would you breed with some other kind of crossbreed, not a centaur?"

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • In fact, all we can do is confess our 'Kantian' ignorance at the limits of science as metaphysics and not be so determined to do all the foolish things ignorant people might wish to do, such as crossbreed man and chimpanzee, or produce chimeras of the type Dawkins so grinningly finds he would inflict on those less 'rational' than he.

    Darwiniana

  • As for evolution, the "crossbreed" scenario only works for those who don't quite understand evolution or genetic mapping ...

    Comic Book Resources

  • The show belonged to the same genre as Hoarders and World's Heaviest Man -- a perverse and alluring crossbreed of sociology and porn.

    Claire Gordon: A Digital Valentine

  • What follows is a bouncy crossbreed of Slumdog Millionaire, Enid Blyton and a Unicef commercial; a film that so dearly wants to be adored and adopted that it seems positively churlish to shoo it away.

    Africa United – review

  • It basically involves neo-Nazis who are trying to crossbreed mutant elves with virgins to create a new master race.

    Dreams and Screams

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