cross-breed

cross-breeds, cross-breeding, cross-bred
1) V-RECIP-ERG If one species of animal or plant cross-breeds with another, they reproduce, and new or different animals or plants are produced.

[V with n] By cross breeding with our native red deer, the skia deer have affected the gene pool...

[V n with n] Unfortunately attempts to cross breed it with other potatoes have been unsuccessful...

[V pl-n] Dr Russel is creating an elite herd by cross-breeding goats from around the globe.

[V-ed] ...a cross-bred labrador. [Also pl-n V]

Derived words:
cross-breeding N-UNCOUNT

...centuries of crossbreeding.

2) N-COUNT A cross-breed is an animal that is the result of cross-breeding.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • cross|breed — «KRS BREED, KROS », verb, bred, breed|ing, noun. –v.t., v.i. to breed by mixing kinds, breeds, or races: »You can crossbreed a horse and a donkey to get a mule. SYNONYM(S): cross, hybridize. –n. an individual or breed produced by crossbreeding:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cross breed — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-breed — ► NOUN ▪ an animal or plant produced by mating or hybridizing two different species, breeds, or varieties. ► VERB ▪ breed in this way …   English terms dictionary

  • cross-breed — n. & v. n. 1 a breed of animals or plants produced by crossing. 2 an individual animal or plant of a cross breed. v.tr. (past and past part. bred) produce by crossing …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-breed — 1. verb a) To breed separate strains of the same species in order to create new traits. b) To breed members of similar albeit distinct species, for example, horse X donkey = mule 2. adjective Of or pertaining to the offspring produced by cro …   Wiktionary

  • cross-breed — mixed breed, mongrel, hybrid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cross-breed — verb produce (an animal or plant) by mating or hybridizing two different species, breeds, or varieties. noun an animal or plant produced by cross breeding …   English new terms dictionary

  • cross·breed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross|breed|ing — «KRS BREE dihng, KROS », noun. breeding by mixing kinds, breeds, or races: »It s a boon to biologists, who hope crossbreeding will do for trees what it s already achieved for corn and livestock (Wall Street Journal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Breed-specific legislation — (BSL), is any law, ordinance or policy which pertains to a specific dog breed or breeds, but does not affect any others. The term is most commonly used to refer to legal restrictions or prohibitions on the breeding and ownership of certain breeds …   Wikipedia

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