cross-breed

EnglishEdit

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VerbEdit

cross-breed (third-person singular simple present cross-breeds, present participle cross-breeding, simple past and past participle cross-bred)

  1. To breed separate strains of the same species in order to create new traits.
  2. To breed members of similar albeit distinct species, for example, horse X donkey = mule

AdjectiveEdit

cross-breed (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the offspring produced by cross-breeding.

Usage notesEdit

  • Comparatives with almost the same meaning would be formed from crossbred or cross-bred.
Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 23:05