interbreed(redirected from interbreeds)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.
Related to interbreeds: hybridising
v. in·ter·bred (-brĕd′), in·ter·breed·ing, in·ter·breeds
1. To breed with individuals of another species, subspecies, or variety; crossbreed: dogs interbreeding with wolves.
2. To breed regularly with others of the same kind: a species as a group of individuals that interbreed.
To cause to interbreed.
vb, -breeds, -breeding or -bred
1. (Biology) (intr) to breed within a single family or strain so as to produce particular characteristics in the offspring
2. (Biology) another term for crossbreed1
v. -bred, -breed•ing. v.t.
1. to crossbreed (a plant or animal).
2. to cause to breed together.v.i.
3. to crossbreed; hybridize.
4. to breed or mate with a closely related individual, as in a small, closed population.
Past participle: interbred
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||interbreed - breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"|
breed - cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs"
backcross - mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents