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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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