from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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But we have been cross-breeding and artificially selecting crops and farm animals for a good 10,000 years or so.
Presenting Hav as a fascinating nexus of East and West, a teeming entrepôt of cross-breeding cultures, Ms. Morris describes the architecture with great relish: There are mosques from brief Arab rule during the Crusades, Russian onion-domed palaces, colonial remnants from the post-Napoleonic "Hav Britannica," and "the most cheerful of follies," a multistoried pagoda built by 15th-century Ming Dynasty traders.
It was made possible by genetic advances achieved through slow and laborious cross-breeding research by Dr. Norman Borlaug, a native of Iowa.
Scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully-functioning human brains!
Yes the economy is the overriding issue, but should voters and commentators ignore Christine O'Donnell's career as a pro - abstinence advocate and her recent concern about cross-breeding mice-and-men ... and for Newt Gingrich to talk about Obama in the context of Nazi Germany and Sharia Law?
"American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains."
The Land Institute is cross-breeding annual grains with perennial relatives, and domesticating perennials directly.
He traced the wildness back to the 1820s, in Richmond, Va., when a doctor on the verge of suicide found a reason to live in a grape he developed by cross-breeding existing varieties.
They're increasingly promoting cross-breeding of native breed with exotic breeds -- breeds that were designed to gain more weight and produce more milk.
Polar bears are being driven from their usual habitats on the disappearing polar ice at the same time that grizzlies are moving farther north because of global warming, resulting in cross-breeding.