Last modified on 8 February 2013, at 21:45
cross-breed (third-person singular simple present cross-breeds, present participle cross-breeding, simple past and past participle cross-bred)
- To breed separate strains of the same species in order to create new traits.
- To breed members of similar albeit distinct species, for example, horse X donkey = mule
cross-breed (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to the offspring produced by cross-breeding.
- Comparatives with almost the same meaning would be formed from crossbred or cross-bred.