American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To breed with another kind or species; hybridize.
- v. To breed within a narrow range or with closely related types or individuals; inbreed.
- v. To cause to interbreed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To breed by crossing species or varieties; cross-breed.
- To practise cross-breeding, as a farmer.
- To procreate with an animal of a different variety or species: as, hens and pheasants interbreed.
- v. To breed or reproduce within a isolated community.
- v. To breed or reproduce within a heterogenous community, the products of which produce hybrids.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To breed by crossing different stocks of animals or plants.
- v. breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
“And indeed there is, since many cannot interbreed, which is one of the defining aspects of a species.”
“Anyway, I'm one of the inbreed, were a little less powerful to the interbreed, and of course, because this is a super hero type dream the interbreed are the bad guys.”
“As a woman who grew up in a lacrosse town on Long Island, attended Maryland and worked the men's lacrosse team, this idea that they "interbreed" is ridiculous.”
“In a weird duplication of manifest destiny, the white folks (plus assimilates without a culture of their own) are now going to educate, civilize, interbreed with, and take control of the indigenes.”
“Or worse, by eating genetically engineered "Frankenfish" that could escape through torn nets and interbreed with the wild fish stocks, are we doing more harm than good to our bodies and the earth?”
“This analysis suggested that wolves could have become dogs wherever in Eurasia they associated closely with early humans, and that even after the split was made, dogs and wolves continued to interbreed.”
“Regarding the current issue of the origin of species, the illogic goes like this: "different species don't interbreed, therefore things that don't interbreed must be species".”
“Other examples include waterfowl, which readily interbreed, but can still maintain their distinct identities. angryoldfatman: And "greater success" (presumably we are talking about evolutionary success) can in no way be acheived by an organism that dies without reproducing.”
“In like manner, different species will not interbreed, but it is wrong to presume the inability or unwillingness to interbreed necessarily implies that a new species has emerged.”
“The America I know, love and remember would never let the banks and financial services sector interbreed and crash the markets.”
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