Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being hybrid; the character of a hybrid. Also hybridity.
- n. The act of hybridizing; the production or formation of hybrids of any kind.
- n. the state of being hybrid
- n. the production of hybrids by cross-breeding
- n. linguistics the formation of a word from elements of different languages
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being hybrid.
“Thus the goat breeds with the sheep, and may therefore serve as the text for a dissertation on hybridism, which is accordingly given in the preface to this animal.”
“He wanders off topic, though, into areas like hybridism and geographical distribution, and I found those chapters much tougher going.”
“I am guessing that Robert Sawyer also based the above average intelligence of this hybrid chimpanzee on some recent news stories that hybridism between the branch that produced early hominids and the branch that produced chimpanzees may have been produced early humans and perhaps is a cause of the beginning of human intelligence.”
“We have Cuvier and the mummies; M. Roulin and the domesticated animals of America; the difficulties presented by hybridism and by Palaeontology; Darwinism a”
“Recent results suggest that hybridism has special difficulties of its own.”
“‘He represents in little India in transition — the monstrous hybridism of East and West,’ the Russian replied.”
“I have now been three whole months on one chapter on hybridism!”
“To the second category belong all cases of hybridism, of cross breed, and in all probability the new varieties and forms, such as the memorable one of the black-shouldered peacock.”
“Albinoism or cucosis does not necessarily imply hybridism.”
“It was an awful crowd -- Chinese, Minchia, Lolo, and other specimens of hybridism unknown to me.”
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