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 (krôs′brĕd, krŏs′-)
Produced by the mating of individuals of different breeds, varieties, or species.

cross′bred′ n.


(Biology) (of plants or animals) produced as a result of crossbreeding
(Breeds) a crossbred plant or animal, esp an animal resulting from a cross between two pure breeds. Compare grade9, purebred2


(ˈkrɔsˌbrɛd, ˈkrɒs-)

1. produced by crossbreeding.
2. a crossbred plant or animal; hybrid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crossbred - bred from parents of different varieties or species
outbred - bred of parents not closely related; having parents of different classes or tribes
purebred - bred for many generations from member of a recognized breed or strain


[ˈkrɒsbred] ADJcruzado, híbrido
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Numerous previous experiments had indicated a better reproductive performance of crossbred over purebred cows.
The DorperxSmall Tailed Han crossbred sheep has therefore become a widely reared breed for mutton production in northern China.
The body weight (BW) and body measures of 12 Holstein and 12 crossbred (Holstein X Zebu) dairy heifers in feed lot were assessed.
A Jersey crossbred heifer and two Holstein Friesian crossbred calves were presented with history of conjunctivitis, cloudiness, excessive lacrimation, epiphora and corneal opacity in right eye.
As crossbred puppies inherit random genes from each parent's breeds, temperament and size cannot be predicted.
In accordance with our study, other researchers also found crossbred could effect the milk composition, such as Nguni and local crossbred cows in South Africa (Mapekula et al.
Lleyn ewe + crossbred lambs: 1) Dewi Ellis; 2) David Knowles, Kendal; 3) J & A Barrow, Cumbria.
In this aspect, the crossbred lambs of Kazakh meat-wool halffine sheep with the blood of Texel and Poll Dorset breeds face certain problems in adaptation to the new environment [4,5].
In Magalang town, Pampanga province, Andipoe Garcia upholds the "superbness" of his 12-year-old crossbred, a product of the crossbreeding between a native carabao and a Murrah buffalo breed.
Today we frequently hear the terms crossbred, hybrid, composite, synthetic--when referring to certain animals--and we often wonder exactly what these terms mean.