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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mule  \Mule\  (m[=u]l),  n.  [F.,  a  she-mule,  L.  mula,  fem.  of 
  mulus;  cf  Gr  my`klos,  mychlo`s.  Cf  AS  m[=u]l,  fr  L. 
  mulus.  Cf  {Mulatto}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  hybrid  animal;  specifically,  one  generated 
  between  an  ass  and  a  mare,  sometimes  a  horse  and  a 
  she-ass.  See  {Hinny}. 
 
  Note:  Mules  are  much  used  as  draught  animals.  They  are  hardy, 
  and  proverbial  for  stubbornness. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  plant  or  vegetable  produced  by  impregnating  the 
  pistil  of  one  species  with  the  pollen  or  fecundating  dust 
  of  another;  --  called  also  {hybrid}. 
 
  3.  A  very  stubborn  person. 
 
  4.  A  machine,  used  in  factories,  for  spinning  cotton,  wool, 
  etc.,  into  yarn  or  thread  and  winding  it  into  cops;  -- 
  called  also  {jenny}  and  {mule-jenny}. 
 
  {Mule  armadillo}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  long-eared  armadillo  (Tatusia 
  hybrida),  native  of  Buenos  Aires;  --  called  also  {mulita}. 
  See  Illust.  under  {Armadillo}. 
 
  {Mule  deer}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  deer  ({Cervus,  or  Cariacus 
  macrotis})  of  the  Western  United  States.  The  name  refers 
  to  its  long  ears. 
 
  {Mule  pulley}  (Mach.),  an  idle  pulley  for  guiding  a  belt 
  which  transmits  motion  between  shafts  that  are  not 
  parallel. 
 
  {Mule  twist},  cotton  yarn  in  cops,  as  spun  on  a  mule;  --  in 
  distinction  from  yarn  spun  on  a  throstle  frame. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hybrid  \Hy"brid\,  n.  (Philol.) 
  A  word  composed  of  elements  which  belong  to  different 
  languages. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hybrid  \Hy"brid\,  n.  [L.  hybrida,  hibrida  prob.  allied  to  Gr  ? 
  wantonness  (as  if  unbridled,  lawless,  unnatural),  perh.  akin 
  to  Gr  "ype`r  over  E.  over:  cf  F.  hybride.]  (Biol.) 
  The  offspring  of  the  union  of  two  distinct  species;  an  animal 
  or  plant  produced  from  the  mixture  of  two  species.  See 
  {Mongrel}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hybrid  \Hy"brid\,  a. 
  Produced  from  the  mixture  of  two  species;  as  plants  of 
  hybrid  nature. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hybrid 
  adj  :  produced  by  crossbreeding  [syn:  {crossed},  {interbred},  {intercrossed}] 
  n  1:  a  word  that  is  composed  of  parts  from  different  languages 
  (e.g.,  `monolingual'  has  a  Greek  prefix  and  a  Latin 
  root)  [syn:  {loanblend}] 
  2:  a  composite  of  mixed  origin;  "the  vice-presidency  is  a 
  hybrid  of  administrative  and  legislative  offices" 
  3:  an  offspring  of  genetically  dissimilar  parents  or  stock; 
  especially  offspring  produced  by  breeding  plants  or 
  animals  of  different  varieties  or  breeds  or  species  [syn: 
  {crossbreed}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Hybrid 
 
  A  {concurrent}  {object-oriented}  language. 
 
  ["Active  Objects  in  Hybrid",  O.M.  Nierstrasz  SIGPLAN  Notices 
  22(12):243-253  (OOPSLA  '87)  (Dec  1987)]. 
 
  (1994-12-07) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HYBRID,  n.  A  pooled  issue. 
 
 




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