half-bred


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half-bred

(hăf′brĕd′, häf′-)
adj.
Having only one parent that is purebred; half-blooded. Used of animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.half-bred - (of animals) having only one purebred parent
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
crossbred - bred from parents of different varieties or species
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half-bred

[ˈhɑːfbred] ADJmestizo
References in classic literature ?
Have you noticed, Sir Patrick, that these half-bred sort of people are almost invariably rude when they are ill?
If you think Anne a half-bred person, Lady Lundie, you stand alone in your opinion.
Some half-bred critic whom I had read made me believe that English could be written without them, and had better be written so, and I did not escape from this lamentable error until I had produced with weariness and vexation of spirit several pieces of prose wholly composed of monosyllables.
He said: "I'm riding a half-bred called Rolling Stones.
THE CHRISTMAS CUP A TERM RACE FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD THOROUGHBRED AND HALF-BRED COLTS AND FILLIES 1,200M:
That often happens with the half-bred Japanese in the Philippines.
Capt Nick Archdale, a founder member of the Welsh Half-bred Sheep Breeders' Association, presented each vendor with a rosette sponsored by Jones Peckover and Ruthin Farmers.
I used to run a flock of 300 Scotch half-bred ewes but over the years have swapped for Beltex crosses," he said.
I watched in wonder as the hardy Scotch half-bred licked the life into her last born instinctively seeking" him out as the one needing most, attention.
A term race for three-year-old thoroughbred and half-bred colts and fillies to be gone over the middle distance of 1600 metres,it has six shining turf stars in the roll of honour, of whom a quartet has established credentials to make the event memorable on performance.
Established by far-sighted Welsh Half-Bred producers, the 1955 sale threw a life-line to Welsh farmers whose draft Welsh ewes were losing lowland buyers to rival breeds.