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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crossbreed  \Cross"breed`\  (-br[=e]d`),  n. 
  1.  A  breed  or  an  animal  produced  from  parents  of  different 
  breeds;  a  new  variety,  as  of  plants,  combining  the 
  qualities  of  two  parent  varieties  or  stocks. 
 
  2.  Anything  partaking  of  the  natures  of  two  different  things 
  a  hybrid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crossbreed 
  n  :  an  offspring  of  genetically  dissimilar  parents  or  stock; 
  especially  offspring  produced  by  breeding  plants  or 
  animals  of  different  varieties  or  breeds  or  species  [syn: 
  {hybrid}] 
  v  :  breed  animals  or  plants  using  parents  of  different  races  and 
  varieties  [syn:  {hybridize},  {interbreed}] 




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