from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To breed with individuals of another species, subspecies, or variety; crossbreed.
  • intransitive verb To breed regularly with others of the same kind.
  • intransitive verb To cause to interbreed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb To breed by crossing different stocks of animals or plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To breed or reproduce within a isolated community.
  • verb To breed or reproduce within a heterogenous community, the products of which produce hybrids.

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

  • verb breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties


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