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crossbreed

noun [C] uk   /ˈkrɒs.briːd/ us    /ˈkrɑːs-/
an animal or plant that is a mixture of breeds and is therefore a new variety (= type of plant or animal)
crossbred
adjective uk   /-bred/ us  
crossbreed
verb [I or T] uk   (crossbred, crossbred) us  
Translations of “crossbreed”
in Chinese (Traditional) (動植物的)雜交品種…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动植物的)杂交品种…
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