from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cross back over one another
- v. To breed two strains having a common ancestry with one another
- n. The act or product of intercrossing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To cross each other, as lines.
- v. To fertilize by the impregnation of one species or variety by another; to impregnate by a different species or variety.
- n. The process or result of cross fertilization between different kinds of animals, or different varieties of plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cross reciprocally; specifically, in biology, to fertilize by impregnation of one species or variety by means of another; interbreed.
- In biology, to become impregnated by a different variety or species, or, in the case of hermaphrodites, by a different individual.
- n. An instance of cross-fertilization.
inter- + cross (Wiktionary)