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Pronunciation:  'kros`bred

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
  2. [v]  breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"

CROSSBREED is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cross, hybrid, hybridise, hybridize, interbreed
 See Also: being, breed, crossbred, organism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cross"breed`\ (-br[=e]d`), n.
1. A breed or an animal produced from parents of different
   breeds; a new variety, as of plants, combining the
   qualities of two parent varieties or stocks.

2. Anything partaking of the natures of two different things;
   a hybrid.

Thesaurus Terms
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