[ UK /kɹˈɒsbɹiːd/ ]
  1. breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
    Mendel tried crossbreeding
    these species do not interbreed
    cross a horse and a donkey
  1. (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
    a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey
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How To Use crossbreed In A Sentence

  • However with polar bears crossbreeding with Grizzlies, rampaging Bigfoots, expanding populations of catamounts and giant anaconda soon some sort of "natural equilibrium" can surely be restored. On Hunting Pythons in Florida
  • Unfortunately attempts to crossbreed it with other potatoes have been unsuccessful.
  • Interbreeding with domestic cats has made it difficult to know whether conservation would protect the wildcat or a crossbreed. Times, Sunday Times
  • Warning of the dangers of cloning on O'Reilly's show in 2007, O'Donnell asserted that "American scientific companies are crossbreeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. How Christine O'Donnell Came Into The Media Spotlight
  • A bluebunch wheatgrass now in the final stages of testing, for example, is the result of crossbreeding parent plants from 25 different sites throughout 6 western states and British Columbia.
  • His novels frequently star fanciable middle-aged men easily mistakable for the author's alter-egos, legends in their own fleeces, their lives curious crossbreeds of the dashing and the banal.
  • Scott P. Greiner, extension agent for animal science at Virginia Tech, told those present that mixing breeds of cattle in reproduction, or "crossbreeding," spawns desirable traits that can make offspring keep healthier and live longer. Daily News-Record
  • MR: I love the crossbreeding between metaphysics and science because I have a personal belief that everything comes from one point, and as the point becomes aware of itself, it has all of these layers that come out of it forming structure. Mike Ragogna: From The Grateful Dead to Rhythm Devils : A Conversation with Mickey Hart
  • Using conventional crossbreeding techniques, the team then managed to create a peanut with significantly reduced levels of the allergy-causing proteins. New Peanut Created That Could Free Millions of People from Fear of Deadly Allergic Reaction | Impact Lab
  • Donkeys, mules, oxen, and water buffalo carry loads, as do the offspring of the temperamental yaks, which are kept only to crossbreed with cattle.
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