(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): cross, hybrid

Definition categories: animal, being, organism


1. breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

- Mendel tried crossbreeding

Similar word(s): cross, hybridise, hybridize, interbreed

Definition categories: contact, breed