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1. Genetics The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races.
a. Something of mixed origin or composition, such as a word whose elements are derived from different languages.
b. Something having two kinds of components that produce the same or similar results, such as a vehicle powered by both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine as sources of power for the drivetrain.

[Latin hibrida, hybrida, mongrel.]

hy′brid·ism n.
hy′brid·ist n.
hy·brid′i·ty (hī-brĭd′ĭ-tē) n.


(Agriculture) someone who hybridizes or cross-breeds (animals or plants)
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The full history of x Aechbergiopsis 'Pita' is still unrecorded but probably is an Australian-bred cross from the late 1980s with the hybridist unknown but mistakenly grown as Hohenbergiopsis guatemalensis.
Childs and Williams argue that "[d]iaspora can be aligned with other by now familiar terms, such as hybridist, syncretism, and realisation, which promote both the liberating aspects of .
This quirk of the sweet pea allows the hybridist to select parents and make his own crosses in his own garden.
I want to begin by exploring in more general terms the possible functions of refrain in nativist and hybridist texts; I will then relate this theoretical background to the personal and politico-cultural motivations and circumstances that inform Ali's adoption of the ghazal; and, finally, I will turn to Ali's ghazals themselves.